The DSK Maid Speaks: Here's What She Has To Say

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Photo: Newsweek

DSK’s accuser, former Sofitel hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo, recently spoke to the press for the first time.In doing so, she’s re-framing the debate over what exactly happened in that New York City hotel room, and sending a clear signal that she and her team are ready to try her case in the court of public opinion if the New York City District Attorney’s office won’t do it in an actual court.

In both a Newsweek story, and during a national TV interview with ABC News, Diallo hit back at the recent accusations that have been leveled against her and attempted to put the ball back in DSK’s lap.

Here’s what we learned about her from her media campaign.

She is illiterate

'Diallo cannot read or write in any language...'

Source: Newsweek

She's a 32 year-old native of Guinea, West Africa

She emigrated to the US in 2003 as a widow and single mother.

Source: ABC News

Her name is Nafissatou Diallo

Nafi for short.

Before she came forward, U.S. press did not print her name because of the nature of the allegations.

Source: ABC News

She is NOT a prostitute

Diallo: 'I have never been called this since I was born.'

Source: ABC News

She worried about harming DSK during the alleged attack because he's smaller than she is

'Diallo is about 5 feet 10, considerably taller than Strauss-Kahn, and she has a sturdy build...'

In fact, during her interview with Newsweek, Diallo claimed that she 'didn't want to hurt' DSK during the alleged attack.

Source: Newsweek

The Sofitel was her dream job

'Working at the Sofitel for the last three years, with its security and stability, was clearly the best job she'd ever hoped to have...'

Diallo: 'I loved the job. I liked the people. All different countries, American, African, and Chinese. But we were the same there.'

Source: Newsweek

DSK didn't bother with the buttons on her dress, he just pulled it up, then he forced himself into her mouth

Her supervisor and fellow staff at Sofitel were supportive when she came forward

She admits to not being truthful on her asylum application

She misidentified the number of children she had and may have been 'inventive' about the torturous life she lived in Guinea.

Source: ABC News

She wants DSK punished

She is done being a housekeeper

Here's the life that she might be threatening

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