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.
'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.
'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.'