Nafissatou Diallo speaks out

// 25 July 2011

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Photo of Newsweek cover, depicting a photo of DSK’s face opposite Diallo’s, with the words “Exclusive: DSK Maid Speaks” between them.DSK-Hotel-Maid-Cover.jpg

Nafissatou Diallo, the hotel maid who accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of raping her, has given her version of events to US magazine Newsweek in an attempt to clear her name.

Like many women before her, she has been accused of being a sex worker and a liar, the implication of course being that what happened in DSK’s hotel room couldn’t possibly be rape because women who receive payment for sex and women who lie can’t possibly be raped.

Well I for one don’t think she’s lying about what DSK allegedly did to her. The evidence points to sexual activity occurring in the room, her injuries were consistent with her story and DSK seems to have past form. And as ever when the woman lying to get money/revenge narrative is rolled out, the likelihood of her winning a rape case – let alone one against such a rich and powerful man – is so slim that I find it hard to believe she’d go through the ordeals of the medical examination, police questioning and inevitable character assassination in court (among others) for a vague chance of a pay-out. She says:

“Because of him they call me a prostitute,” she said. “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.” She said she hoped God punishes him.

And I hope she takes him down.

Comments From You

Jennifer Drew // Posted 25 July 2011 at 11:04 pm

Strauss-Khan is not a very credible witness either because he has a history of sexually coercing women. But given DSK is a white powerful middle-class male this in itself means he is supposedly squeaky clean and has never, ever told a lie!

DSK’s defence team have been working overtime in a deliberate attempt to discredit a woman who had the supposed audacity not to meekly submit to DSK’s sexual demands but instead is demanding justice for the sexual violence DSK is charged with having committed against her.

Plus the physical evidence proves DSK was sexually active but of course he claims it was consensual because of the myth all women are in a constant state of ‘consent’ 24/7 and whenever a male comes within two feet of a woman/women she/they immediately submit to the male’s sexual demands/sexual threats. That is why male sexual violence against women is so rare it is almost non-existent! Men say it does not happen and men alone can tell truth from a lie because men never ever lie do they?

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