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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