All through the time that New York prosecutors called her credibility into question and the media was casting further aspersions on her reputation, the maid who claims French political power player Dominique Strauss-Kahn sexually assaulted her in a Manhattan hotel room in May kept her identity shielded from public view.
But now the embattled accuser--whose name is Nafissatou Diallo--has spoken publicly for the first time since her alleged assault in a pair of exclusives for Newsweek and ABC.
Diallo shared her tale with Christopher Dickey and John Solomon for the latest issue of Newsweek, which hit stands Monday.
She is "not glamorous," they write, in what appears to be the first narrative description of the 32-year-old Guinean immigrant. "Her light-brown skin is pitted with what look like faint acne scars, and her dark hair is hennaed, straightened, and worn flat to her head, but she has a womanly, statuesque figure. ... Diallo cannot read or write in any language; she has few 'close friends.' "
She also outlined her allegations in lurid detail for the magazine. "He pulls me hard to the bed," she recalled. "I push him. I get up. I wanted to scare him."
Diallo also spoke with ABC's Brian Roberts in an interview that aired in part on Monday's "Good Morning America" and will continue to roll out on this evening's "World News with Diane Sawyer" and Tuesday's "Nightline."
"I want justice. I want him to go to jail," she said. "I want him to know that there is some places you cannot use your money, you cannot use your power when you do something like this." You can watch a video of the "Good Morning America" segment below:Read More »from DSK accuser goes public in high-profile Newsweek, ABC News ‘exclusives’