The judge has announced that a financial settlement has been reached in the case between the former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn and the New York hotel maid Nafissitao Diallo, who accused him of sexual assault.
However the settlement will remain confidential.
A settlement has also been reached between the New York Post and Ms Diallo.
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