Diallo, 32, has told Newsweek magazine that she told the truth about the incident on 14th May and that “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.”
Dominique Strauss-Kahn claims what happened between he and Ms Diallo was consensual, and his lawyers have described the maid’s interview as “unseemly”.
Strauss-Kahn’s lawyers accuse Diallo of conducting a “media campaign” to persuade prosecutors to pursue charges against the former IMF chief.
In her interview with Newsweek Magazine, Ms Diallo, said she was scared about losing her job when she eventually ran from the room where the incident allegedly took place.
She is probably also scared of her case getting dismissed resulting in her interview ‘value’ being severely downgraded. Hence the interview.