DSK accuser recounts alleged attack in first TV interview

By David Edwards
Monday, July 25, 2011 8:19 EDT
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The 32-year-old hotel maid that accused former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault is finally telling her story.

“I was like, ‘I’m so sorry,’” Nafissatou Diallo recalled to ABC’s Robin Roberts about the time she first saw Strauss-Kahn in a hotel room that was supposed to be empty. “He grabbed my breasts. ‘No, no. You don’t have to be sorry.’ I said, ‘Stop. I don’t want to lose my job.’”

“I was like ‘Stop, stop this,’” she said. “He won’t say nothing. He keep pushing me, pushing me to the hallway. I was so afraid. I was so scared.”

“When did you realize that he was one of the most powerful men in the world?” Roberts asked.

“I was watching the news and then they said he was going to be the next president of France. Then I said, ‘Oh my God.’ And I was crying. I said, ‘They are going to kill me. I’m going to die,’” Diallo explained.

The Daily Beast’s Christopher Dickey, who conducted the first print interview with Strauss-Kahn’s accuser, told Roberts that Diallo was “very convincing.”

Watch this video from ABC’s Good Morning America, broadcast July 25, 2011.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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