Dominque Strauss-Kahn and Hotel Maid Settle Civil Suit
Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Sofitel Hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo have settled their civil suits against each other for an undisclosed amount. She sued him for the hotel room encounter, he counter-sued her for defamation.
Also settled: Diallo's defamation suit against the New York Post which had reported she was a prostitute.[More...]
Her lawsuit against the Post concerned a series of articles that called her a prostitute and said she sold sex at a hotel where the Manhattan DA's office had housed her during the criminal case. The News Corp. newspaper has said it stands by its reporting; a spokeswoman declined to comment Thursday.
Strauss-Kahn and his wife have separated. Diallo's lawyer says she's ready to move on. Of course she, is, got the money. She'll never have to work again, if reports are correct it's a multi-million dollar settlement. Details of the dismissal of the criminal case against Strauss-Kahn are here.
(Added: She hasn't worked since the encounter. She's been receiving workman's compensation since then, according to Sofitel, for the torn ligament in her shoulder she claimed happened during the encounter. DSK denies causing the torn ligament.
Cases dismissed earlier against Strauss-Kahn: a criminal case on attempted rape claims in Paris(October 2011) and an investigation on "gang rape" claims in Washington after the woman recanted (October 2012). On Dec. 19 a french court will decide whether to drop a judicial inquiry into an investigation in Lille, France linking him to a vice ring (hiring women for s*x at parties.)
The case, known as the "Carlton affair" in France, centres around allegations that business leaders and police officials in Lille operated a vice ring supplying girls for sex parties, some of which are said to have taken place at the Carlton Hotel in the northern city.
Among Strauss-Kahn's fellow accused is Jean-Christophe Lagarde, a police commissioner, and Rene Kojfer, the former public relations officer at the Carlton. Lawyers for Lagarde and Kojfer have claimed their clients have effectively been caught up in a political witch-hunt against Strauss-Kahn, arguing that there would have been no probe but for his involvement.
More on that here. As for DSK, he's quietly trying to resurrect his career.
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