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ARCHIVES IMAGES/CPE/November 29,2012-New-Yotk (USA)-Dominique Strauss-Kahn and the hotel housekeeper who accused him of sexually assaulting her last year have quietly reached an agreement to settle a lawsuit she brought against him stemming from the case, which made international headlines, people with knowledge of the matter said Thursday. .The lawyers for Mr. Strauss-Kahn, 63, the former head of the International Monetary Fund, and the housekeeper, Nafissatou Diallo, who accused him of attacking her at a Midtown Manhattan hotel, are scheduled to appear next week before Justice Douglas E. McKeon in State Supreme Court in the Bronx, the people said..Details of the agreement, including any monetary damages to be paid by Mr. Strauss-Kahn, could not be determined on Thursday, and one of the people with knowledge of the matter cautioned that no settlement had yet been signed. .Mr. Strauss-Kahn, once a leading candidate for the French presidency, was arrested in May 2011 after Ms. Diallo, an immigrant from Guinea, told the police that he had sexually assaulted her when she came to clean his 28th-floor suite at the Sofitel hotel. Several days later, a grand jury indicted Mr. Strauss-Kahn on charges including attempted rape, sexual abuse, criminal sexual act, unlawful imprisonment and forcible touching. .He resigned his I.M.F. post in disgrace..But the case fell apart in the weeks after the indictment, as prosecutors began to have concerns about the housekeeperís credibility. . Ms. Dialloís lawsuit sought unspecified damages for what court papers called a ìviolent and sadistic attackî that humiliated and degraded her, and robbed her ìof her dignity as a woman.î Her lawyer indicated that he was prepared to introduce testimony from other women who say they were attacked by Mr. Strauss-Kahn in ìhotel rooms around the worldî and in apartments specifically used by him ìfor the purpose of covering up his crimes.î.Mr. Strauss-Kahn has said the sex with Ms. Diallo was consensual,
ARCHIVES IMAGES/CPE/November 29,2012-New-Yotk (USA)-Dominique Strauss-Kahn and the hotel housekeeper who accused him of sexually assaulting her last year have quietly reached an agreement to settle a lawsuit she brought against him stemming from the case, which made international headlines, people with knowledge of the matter said Thursday. .The lawyers for Mr. Strauss-Kahn, 63, the former head of the International Monetary Fund, and the housekeeper, Nafissatou Diallo, who accused him of...
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