Dominique Strauss-Kahn accuser goes public
The 32-year-old New York City hotel maid who accused French politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault is not backing down, even though prosecutors were forced to release the former International Monetary Fund chief after her version of events was called into question. Nafissatou Diallo is now going public, telling her story to Newsweek magazine and ABC’s Good Morning America, and planning to file a civil suit. “I want justice,” she tells GMA‘s Robin Roberts. “I want him to go to jail.”
In an interview that will air tomorrow morning, Diallo, an immigrant from Guinea, west Africa, said she walked in on a naked Strauss-Kahn when she entered to clean his room May 14. “I was like, I’m so sorry. I turned my head. He come to me and grab by breasts. ‘No, you don’t have to be sorry.’ I said, ‘Stop sir, I don’t want to lose my job.'” Watch the clip below.
After the incident, when she found out Strauss-Kahn’s identity and his prominence, Diallo became scared for her own life, “I said they’re going to kill me. I’m going to die.”
Strauss-Kahn, who pleaded not guilty to the charge and claims the incident was consensual, has a court date Aug 1.
How credible did Diallo seem in her interview with Roberts? Did you believe her?