Attorneys for Strauss-Kahn deny settlement reached

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NEW YORK (AP) — Attorneys for Dominique Strauss-Kahn deny that the former International Monetary Fund chief has reached a settlement with a New York City hotel maid who accused him of trying to rape her.

William Taylor III and Amit Mehta said in a statement issued Friday that the parties have merely "discussed a resolution."

A person familiar with the case told The Associated Press on Thursday that a settlement had been reached. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity to discuss the private negotiation.

Strauss-Kahn's attorneys say a report that their client has agreed to pay $6 million to settle the civil case is "flatly false." The French newspaper Le Monde, citing people close to Strauss-Kahn, reported that figure.

The New York Times first reported the agreement.

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