Ex-IMF boss Strauss-Kahn 'to settle' with hotel maid

Dominique Strauss-Kahn said his encounter with Nafissatou Diallo was consensual. Credit: Carl de Souza/PA Archive

Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has reached an agreement to settle a lawsuit brought by a New York hotel maid who accused him of trying to rape her, a person familiar with the case has told the Associated Press.

Strauss-Kahn resigned as head of the IMF and ended his French presidential ambitions last year following the allegations from Nafissatou Diallo.

Prosecutors subsequently dropped related criminal charges.

The person familiar with the case said Bronx Supreme Court Judge Douglas McKeon has facilitated the agreement between the parties, but it has yet to be signed.