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Strauss-Kahn reaches settlement with NYC hotel maid, source says

By Jonathan Dienst,

All civil litigation between Dominique Strauss-Kahn and the hotel maid who claimed that he sexually assaulted her has been settled in principle but no paperwork has been signed yet, according to a source familiar with the case.

The parties are expected to be in court next week in the Bronx to finalize the settlements.

The civil case emerged from the hotel room encounter that spurred now-dismissed criminal charges against Strauss-Kahn, the former International Monetary Fund chief who was a likely contender to be the next president of France before the scandal exploded.

The housekeeper, Nafissatou Diallo, said Strauss-Kahn tried to rape her when she arrived to clean his Manhattan hotel suite. Strauss-Kahn denied doing anything violent during the encounter.

Lawyers for both sides are not commenting at this time.

See a timeline of the case here.

Prosecutors dropped related criminal charges in the summer of 2011, saying they had developed doubts about Diallo's trustworthiness because she had lied about her background and her actions right after the alleged attack.