Strauss-Kahn Accuser Speaks Out About Alleged Sex Attack

By Forward Staff

Published July 24, 2011.
  • Print
  • Share Share

The maid who has accused ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her in a Manhattan hotel room has spoken out publicly for the first time.

Nafissatou Diallo told Newsweek that she wants Strauss-Kahn, once considered a French presidential front-runner, to go to jail for the alleged attack in May.

“They say this guy - I don’t know - and he is going to be the next president of France. And I think, they are going to kill me,” the 32-year-old Bronx mother told Newsweek.

The West African immigrant’s photo appears on the cover of the magazine.

ABC News also says it will carry an exclusive broadcast interview with Diallo on three of its programs, starting Monday.

“I want justice,” Diallo told ABC’s “Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts in an interview to air this morning. “I want him [Strauss-Kahn] to know that there is some places you cannot use your money, you cannot use your power when you do something like this.”

Diallo, who was born in Guinea, told the network she had to speak out after prosecutors admitted there were questions about her credibility that could sink the blockbuster case. Strauss-Kahn was freed without bail and lawyers on both sides say it is unlikely he will face serious charges in the case.

Lawyers for Strauss-Kahn told ABC that the interview was “an unseemly circus” that could taint a jury if he ever faces trial.

“God is my witness I’m telling the truth,” she told Roberts. “From my heart, God knows that. And he [Strauss-Kahn] knows that.






Find us on Facebook!
  • You wouldn't think that a Soviet-Jewish immigrant would find much in common with Gabriel Garcia Marquez. But the famed novelist once helped one man find his first love. http://jd.fo/f3JiS
  • Can you relate?
  • The Forverts' "Bintel Brief" advice column ran for more than 65 years. Now it's getting a second life — as a cartoon.
  • Half of this Hillel's members believe Jesus was the Messiah.
  • Vinyl isn't just for hipsters and hippies. Israeli photographer Eilan Paz documents the most astonishing record collections from around the world:http://jd.fo/g3IyM
  • Could Spider-Man be Jewish? Andrew Garfield thinks so.
  • Most tasteless video ever? A new video shows Jesus Christ dying at Auschwitz.
  • "It’s the smell that hits me first — musty, almost sweet, emanating from the green felt that cradles each piece of silver cutlery in its own place." Only one week left to submit! Tell us the story of your family's Jewish heirloom.
  • Mazel tov to Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky!
  • If it's true, it's pretty terrifying news.
  • “My mom went to cook at the White House and all I got was this tiny piece of leftover raspberry ganache."
  • Planning on catching "Fading Gigolo" this weekend? Read our review.
  • A new initiative will spend $300 million a year towards strengthening Israel's relationship with the Diaspora. http://jd.fo/q3Iaj Is this money spent wisely?
  • Lusia Horowitz left pre-state Israel to fight fascism in Spain — and wound up being captured by the Nazis and sent to die at Auschwitz. Share her remarkable story — told in her letters.
  • from-cache

Would you like to receive updates about new stories?




















We will not share your e-mail address or other personal information.

Already subscribed? Manage your subscription.