Strauss-Kahn Accuser Goes Public, Presses to Jail Him


Nafissatou Diallo, the woman who says former International Monetary Fund director Dominique Strauss-Kahn forced her to commit a sex act, identified herself and described the incident to Newsweek and ABC News. In the Newsweek account, Diallo says Strauss-Kahn acted like a “crazy man” and that she resisted his advances, fearing she would lose her job. Diallo says she asked a supervisor soon after the attack, “If somebody try to rape you in this job, what do you do?”

“Because of him they call me a prostitute,” she tells Newsweek. “I want him to go to jail. I want him to know there are some places you cannot use your power, you cannot use your money.” The magazine describes “problematic” phone conversations she had with an acquaintance who had been arrested on a drug charge. Strauss-Kahn attorney William Taylor tells Newsweek: “What disgusts me is an effort to pressure the prosecutors with street theater, and that is fundamentally wrong.”

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