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Strauss-Kahn, NYC hotel maid to settle out of court

Strauss-Kahn, NYC hotel maid to settle out of court
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The former head of the International Monetary Fund Dominique Strauss-Kahn is said to have reached a settlement with the hotel maid who accused him of trying to rape her.

The New York Times says a quiet deal has been agreed, with no mention of compensation.

The 63-year-old was arrested in May last year after the alleged incident at New York hotel.

The scandal forced the Frenchman to resign from the IMF and put paid to his ambitions to run for the country’s presidency.

Although the criminal case against him was dropped, civil proceedings by the housekeeper, Nafissatou Diallo, continued.

Strauss-Kahn has maintained that their encounter was consensual and called her lawsuit defamatory.

He initially argued that he had diplomatic immunity which was rejected by a judge in May.

The case opened a floodgate of similar accusations of sex-crimes against him in France , some going back years.