Saturday, May 14, 2016

The new life of Nafissatou Diallo – Le Figaro

On 14 May 2011, a woman from New York Sofitel hotel room accuses Dominique Strauss-Kahn of attempted rape, rocking the political destiny of the IMF chief. Five years later, the young woman remained discreet.

“It is hoped that Ms. Diallo could now open a new chapter of his life” confided to Le Figaro judge Douglas McKeon the aftermath of the financial agreement between Strauss-Kahn and the maid of the Sofitel 10 December 2012.

Three and a half later the wish of the magistrate courtesy as constant as it is his suspenders port achieved? The young woman remained discreet. A silence imposed by the “deal” reached with the former IMF chief and terminated the proceedings in the United States. The figure of $ 1.5 million was advanced by the Journal du Dimanche .

Investments in real estate

Neither confirmed nor denied the sum is in any case allowed Nafissatou Diallo to change lifestyle. According to the site, taking African media is in Dakar that the young Guinean women have recently invested. “She bought a three-story building with luxury apartments” in the Senegalese capital, provides the site, which also says: “It now runs between the United States where he saw his daughter and Senegal, its new ‘destination business “.”

Before this capital in stone, the former employee of the Sofitel opened in New York, in the Bronx, an “African, American and Spanish” restaurant. “At Amina” was served as Rice-fish burgers, 5 in the morning to three in the morning. Journalists who had pushed the door discovered a smiling patron behind the counter but quickly resistant to any question. In March 2015, a fire had damaged the property.

opprobrium and rumors

In the wake of the scandal of the Sofitel on May 14, 2011, Nafissatou Diallo and her teenage daughter had hurriedly left their small apartment in the Bronx. The one who accused DSK of sexual assault had been placed under police protection in an undisclosed location. For months, the life of this emigrant from Guinea arrived in the United States in 2004, had been shelled. Nothing notable in his service as a maid at the Sofitel near Times Square. household routine in the rooms at this luxury hotel in Manhattan, including his now famous 28.06 on.

“Do not worry, this guy has a lot of money. I know what I do “

Nothing extraordinary in his private life either. New York Guineans knew little about this national who did not go to the usual places in their community. Opprobrium and rumors had spread quickly. Especially a recording of a telephone conversation between the maid and a man imprisoned in Arizona, introduced as her boyfriend, appeared in the procedure. “Do not worry, this guy has a lot of money. I know what I do, “said the accuser would DSK, according to a translation immediately disputed by his defense.

The fate of the Guinean began to escape. In July 2011, the New York attorney waived prosecution. But already there were many who wanted to transform the young woman standard. “The symbol of abused women” to his lawyers, the hard-hitting Douglas Wigdor and Kenneth Thompson tempestuous while female employees held signs “Shame on you (” Shame on you “) before DSK leaving the court. “The cause of women, blacks, the poor,” added Sen. Harlem, Bill Perkins, who was trying to mobilize its electorate.

According to a close, Nafissatou Diallo had it, a ambition: “the learning to read and write.”


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