REPORTER: New reports said that Dominique Strauss-Kahn and the hotel maid who accused him of sexual assault have reached an agreement concerning the civil lawsuit against him. On the streets of New York, locals weighed in.
NEW YORKER LYNN: "He's probably either trying to just settle and keep her quiet and get it quieted off or he just didn't want to go through the legal ramifications of going further."
NEW YORKER ARIEL: "He's giving that six million dollars, that means he's guilty. You know it's hard to believe 62 years old, he has to have a super Viagra."
REPORTER: Despite reports that the former IMF Chief will pay Nafissatou Diallo several million dollars, Strauss-Kahn's attorneys released a statement calling the specific amount of six million dollars "flatly false." Criminal charges of attempted rape against him were dropped due to concerns about Diallo's credibility. While an agreement in the civil suit is expected to be finalized next week, it won't be the end of Strauss Kahn's legal woes. French authorities are now investigating whether he was involved with a prostitution ring. In Paris, Christopher Mesnooh, an attorney who has been following Strauss-Kahn, says it is still too early to rule out a comeback.
CHRISTOPHER MESNOOH: "I think we could assume that if he gets all of this behind him in 2012, that he'll be able to re-involve himself in French politics, or in international economics."
REPORTER: His personal life has suffered. After standing by her husband during the criminal case, his wife Ann Sinclair separated from him over the summer.