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Strauss-Kahn, hotel maid settle civil lawsuit

Monday, Dec 10, 2012 - 01:26

Dec. 10 - Former IMF Chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn and the hotel maid who accused him of sexual assault have agreed to a settlement in her civil lawsuit against him. Deborah Gembara reports.

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Dominique Strauss-Kahn, seen here on the streets of Paris, was in no mood for the media on Monday --- the same day the civil lawsuit against him was settled in the U.S. for an undisclosed sum. While the former IMF Chief wasn't required to attend, Nafissatou Diallo, the hotel maid who accused him of sexual assault did appear in the New York courtroom. She brought the civil suit against him weeks before criminal charges were dropped due to concerns about her credibility. The hearing lasted a mere five minutes and attorney for both sides expressed their client's desire to "move on" with their lives. Diallo spoke outside the court. SOUNDBITE: Dominique Strauss-Kahn's accuser, Nafissatou Diallo saying: "I just want to say I thank everyone who support me, all over the world. I thank everybody. I thank God and God bless you all. Thank you very much." The scandal forced Strauss-Kahn to step down as head of the IMF and wrecked his hopes of running for president in his native France. His legal problems, however, far from over. He is facing charges in a French court related to sex parties involving prostitutes.

Strauss-Kahn, hotel maid settle civil lawsuit

Monday, Dec 10, 2012 - 01:26

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