NEW YORK (AFP) - Disgraced former IMF chief and would-be French president Dominique Strauss-Kahn will settle out of court with a Manhattan maid who accused him of sexual assault, ending a sordid 18-month legal saga, reports say. According to the New York Times, quoting unidentified sources “with knowledge of the matter,” the 63-year-old French politician and the hotel maid, Nafissatou Diallo, have “quietly reached an agreement to settle” her lawsuit. There was no word of any payments by Strauss-Kahn and “no settlement had yet been signed,” the newspaper said. NBC television also reported the possible deal, confirming that it had yet to be completed.