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DSK's pals offer bribe to maid's family

world Updated: May 25, 2011 00:38 IST

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A seven figure sum has been offered by the pals of former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn to the 'impoverished' family of the chambermaid who was allegedly sexually assaulted in a hotel here by him to hush up the case, a media report claimed today.

The maid, who is from Guinea, has family in the West African nation.

"They already talked with her family," a French businesswoman with close ties to Strauss-Kahn and his family told The New York Post.

"For sure, it's going to end up on a quiet note."

The former IMF chief, who was indicted on seven counts on Thursday, allegedly forced the maid at the Sofitel hotel in Manhattan to perform oral sex.

He was taken into custody a few minutes before his Air France flight departed for Paris.

Since the maid is out of reach, Strauss-Kahn's people had to reach out to the family in Guinea, a former French colony, according to The Post.

"He'll get out of it and will fly back to France. He won't spend time in jail. The woman will get a lot of money," said the source, adding that a seven-figure sum has been proposed.

The maid lives with her 15-year-old daughter in The Bronx.