The hotel maid who accused ex-IMF leader, Dominique Strauss-Khan, of sexual assault has ended her self- imposed silence by speaking to the press. Nafissatou Diallo gave two extensive interviews to Newsweek magazine and ABC News’ Robin Williams.
Diallo 32, who is a single mother and an immigrant from Guinea, said that she was compelled to speak out after damaging reports came out questioning her credibility. Prosecutors of the case said that she lied about her life story and some news media have raised questions about her actions and activities in New York.
This has led the Manhattan District Attorney to consider dropping the charges against Strauss-Khan saying that he had doubts about Diallo’s credibility. But Diallo is fighting back to defend her character. She hopes that the case goes to trial and that justice is served.
The print interview with Newsweek is out for sale and the video interview will first air early Monday morning with ABC’s Good Morning America after which it will also air on World News with Diane Sawyer and Nightline.