DSK may pay $6 million to settle sexual assault civil suit

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DSK may pay $6 million to settle sexual assault civil suit

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Former head of the IMF Dominique Strauss-Kahn has reportedly agreed to settle the civil lawsuit accusing him of sexual assault last year.

The Frenchman and former presidential hopeful is said to have reached a deal with Nafissatou Diallo, who pursued a civil case against him after a criminal prosecution fell apart.

Before any arrangement can be finalised, both will need to see a judge in New York on December, 7.

Diallo, a former maid at a Manhatten hotel, alleges being forced to perform a sexual act on Strauss-Kahn as she tried to clean his room during a stay in May 2011.

Although the settlement figure has not been released, French newspaper Le Monde has printed a number of details.

“To pay the six millions dollars, he has told his close friends that he will take out a bank loan, and that Anne Sinclair, the wife he separated from at the end of summer, will lend him around three millions dollars,” said journalist at the paper, Raphaëlle Bacqué.

Heiress to an art dealer, Anne Sinclair would have the money to lend to 63-year-old Strauss-Kahn, who is still waiting to see if French authorities will press ahead with charges of ‘aggravated pimping’ related to another case.