Nafissatou Diallo, the 32-year-old hotel maid who accused former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her in the New York's hotel, has impressed that she wants justice. Diallo insisted that ever since the rape day, she has only been divulging truth and nothing else.
Ms. Diallo also told ABC News that she wants to see the former IMF head jailed.
"God is my witness. I'm telling the truth. From my heart. God knows that. And he knows that," she said.
Diallo in her first ever interview to the media shared that it would be very immature of her to keep her reputation at stake against such a powerful person.
Ms. Diallo told Newsweek magazine: "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 hotel maid also implied that she ran from the room in order to save her job. However, Kahn's lawyer said that the maid did not immediately report to security officers about the incident because she planned it and came back.
Ms. Diallo also stated that she, in past, preferred not revealing her identity to the public, but amidst all the unreasonable and insulting allegations put against her by Strauss Kahn's supporters, she was short of options and therefore decided to come in front and reveal her identity.
Ms. Diallo said she was not aware of Mr. Kahn's identity as she had not seen him or met him before. And once she found out about him, she was scared and even thought that she will be killed.
She said that when she saw news reports explaining that the man she was accusing was a leading candidate for the French presidency, "I said, Oh, my God. I was crying. I said, They're going to kill me, I'm going to die." That's because in her native Guinea, West Africa, accusing a powerful man like that would put her life in danger, she added.
On the other hand, Kahn's supporters have released a statement saying that the hotel maid is working on dictated plans to hurt the reputation of former IMF chief. They also maintained that certain anti-government groups in France are behind the drama orchestrated by the hotel maid.
Mr. Strauss-Kahn's representatives accused her of conducting a "media campaign" to persuade prosecutors to pursue charges against the former IMF chief, Reuter's news agency reported.