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Nafissatou Diallo The ‘DSK Maid’ Breaks Her Silence

After months of being “tried” in the press 32-year old Nafissatou Diallo, the maid accuser in the Dominique Strauss-Kahn Sofitel rape case, has broken her silence to Newsweek. The Guinea-born worker describes that fateful day in detail:

“Diallo kept pushing him away: ‘I don’t want to hurt him,’ she told us. ‘I don’t want to lose my job.’ He shoved back, moving her down the hallway from the bedroom toward the bathroom. Diallo’s uniform dress buttoned down the front, but Strauss-Kahn didn’t bother with the buttons, she said. He pulled it up around her thighs and tore down her pantyhose, gripping her crotch so hard that it was still red at the hospital, hours later. He pushed her to her knees, her back to the wall. He forced his penis into her mouth, she said, and he gripped her head on both sides. ‘He held my head so hard here,’ she said, putting her hands to her cranium. ‘He was moving and making a noise. He was going like ‘Uhh, uhh, uhh.’ He said, ‘Suck my’—I don’t want to say.’ ”

Much has been said about her credibility, immigration status and motivation since the incident leaving many to question her motivations behind the accusations — but does that make rape excusable? The soft-spoken Diallo has a story to tell in hopes of quieting those who’ve tried to do it for her. Read more of her three hour discussion with Newsweek here and speak your thoughts in the comments below.

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