A judge announced Monday afternoon that Dominique Strauss-Kahn and his accuser, Nafissatou Diallo, have reached a settlement, marking the legal end of DSK's civil case. With exact details remaining confidential (at the moment), we're now firmly in the specuguessing phase of the saga. WABC's N.J. Burkett had the courtroom play-by-play of the nonchalant closing chapter in a sex-abuse scandal that destroyed Strauss-Kahn's political career, his position at the IMF, and his once very legitimate prospects of becoming France's president.
Amount of DSK settlement is "confidential."A dollar amount will not be disclosed in court or in the paperwork.— NJ Burkett (@njburkett7) December 10, 2012
And then there's this rather shopworn comment from Diallo's lawyers:
The main intrigue remaining is that confidential dollar amount. The AP reports that a $6 million figure was thrown around and flatly denied at one point. While you figure out and try and ballpark just how much Diallo will take in the aftermath, just remember that this isn't the complete end of DSK's legal drama: he's still waiting to hear if he'll face connecting him to that prostitution ring run out of a luxury hotel in France.
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