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Strauss-Kahn, NYC hotel maid settle suit
 
The criminal case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn has already been dropped and a new investigative report suggests that the sexual-assault scandal was part of a plot to wreck DSK's career.
The criminal case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn has already been dropped and a new investigative report suggests that the sexual-assault scandal was part of a plot to wreck DSK's career.
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Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn and New York City hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo have signed a settlement related to the sexual-assault lawsuit she brought against Strauss-Kahn in August 2011. The suit stemmed from a May 2011 encounter between the two in New York's Sofitel Hotel in which Diallo alleged that Strauss-Kahn, once a contender for the French presidency, forced her to perform oral sex on him and tried to rape her when she arrived to clean his suite. Strauss-Kahn said that what happened with Diallo was a "moral failing," but it was consensual. He resigned his position at the IMF, and countersued Diallo for defamation after she filed her civil suit when criminal charges against Strauss-Kahn were dropped. The details of the settlement announced on Monday were not made public. 

 

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