Dominique Strauss-Kahn's Accuser Speaks Out

The hotel maid who accused former IMF chief of sexual assault breaks silence.

ByABC News
July 25, 2011, 6:31 AM

July 25, 2011— -- The hotel maid who has accused former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her in a New York City hotel room has ended her public silence in an exclusive broadcast interview with ABC News.

"I want justice. I want him to go to jail," Nafissatou Diallo told ABC's Robin Roberts. "I want him to know that there is some places you cannot use your money, you cannot use your power when you do something like this."

Strauss-Kahn may not go to jail. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. is considering whether to drop the charges amid "concerns" he has said he had about Diallo's credibility.

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Diallo was asked about the instances that caused prosecutors to "reassess the strength of the case." Diallo acknowledged "mistakes" but also said they should not preclude Vance's office from going forward.

Watch the full interview with DSK accuser Nafissatou Diallo

"God is my witness. I'm telling the truth. From my heart. God Knows that. And he knows that," she said.

The woman whose accusations upended the politics of France and the workings of one of the world's most prominent banking institutions was unequivocal in her assertion that Strauss-Kahn attacked her inside Room 2806 at the Sofitel Hotel in New York City.

"I never want to be in public, but I have no choice," Diallo told ABC News, adding, "Now, I have to be in public. I have to, for myself. I have to tell the truth."