Lawyers for former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn denied reports that he will settle a civil lawsuit with the hotel housekeeper who accused him rape last year. French media reported Friday that Strauss-Kahn and Nafissatou Diallo settled out of court for $6 million, although Strauss-Kahn's lawyers said they had only "discussed a resolution." Criminal charges against the French powerhouse were dropped last year, with both sides seeking damages in subsequent civil suits, and a court date had been set for sometime next week. Strauss-Kahn is also being investigated for his alleged participation in an organized prostitution ring, an allegation he denies.
Out of COURT Etienne Laurent, EPA / Landov