DSK Did Not Destroy the Maid

Dominique Strauss-Kahn  is said to be about to settle with Nafissatou Diallo.

Strauss-Kahn Said to Reach Deal to Settle With Hotel Housekeeper
By WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM
Published: November 29, 2012

Dominique Strauss-Kahn and the hotel housekeeper who accused him of sexually assaulting her last year have quietly reached an agreement to settle a lawsuit she brought against him stemming from the case that made international headlines, people with knowledge of the matter said Thursday.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn was supposed to utterly destroy the credibility of the immigrant hotel maid who accused him of rape. He’s powerful, and she’s nobody. What testimony does he want to avoid by settling this case?

More at USA Today.

Strauss-Kahn’s lawyers denied that he is paying a settlement of 6 million dollars. That link, from ABC News, says it’s alleged that his ex-wife is lending him half the money.

And here is a link to reporting on Nafissitou Diallo’s side of the story.

“Do you know who I am?” she said he asked her. She didn’t at the time. She found that her family, friends and life in the USA would all be in the sights of this powerful man. Go here for more on her life and vulnerability as an immigrant.

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