Strauss-Kahn, NYC hotel maid settle her lawsuit

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Strauss-Kahn, NYC hotel maid settle her lawsuitFormer International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn enters his car after leaving his apartment building in Paris, Monday Dec. 10, 2012. The outcome of a New York City hotel housekeeper's sexual assault lawsuit against Dominique Strauss-Kahn will be settled Monday in a New York court. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)(Credit: AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — Former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn has stayed mum so far after settling a New York hotel maid’s lawsuit accusing him of sexual assault.

Strauss-Kahn was in Paris and declined to talk about the case as a New York judge announced the deal Monday. The details were sealed.

The hotel housekeeper thanked God and her supporters after the brief announcement in a Bronx court. Her lawyers say the agreement will let her move on with her life.

Strauss-Kahn’s lawyers say he’s pleased to have resolved the suit. Prosecutors dropped a related criminal case last year.

The maid said Strauss-Kahn sexually attacked her in his hotel suite in May 2011. He said what happened was consensual.

At the time, he was seen as a promising French presidential candidate.

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