…but Sofitel maid Diallo ‘will be destroyed’ by defence evidence
The French gossip mags are having a field day at the moment researching the sex-life of Dominique Strauss-Kahn. As you’d imagine, it’s a major project….but there are so many women involved now, DSK may soon be losing his marital partner along with his IMF job, and the chance of becoming French President.
A ‘coup de foudre’ is the commonly used idiom in France for ‘losing one’s head’ over a person of the opposite sex. This seems to happen to the former IMF boss about thirty times a year. Under the headline ‘The true face of DSK’, French magazine Ici Paris (a sort of cross between Hello! and Heat) has been putting together a dossier suggesting fairly clearly what lights Dominique’s fire: in 1997 he had a long affair with a young lady (named as Marie-Victorine M) and then more recently with a Socialist militant called Samira. Both women are black….as, of course, is Nafissatou Diallo.
Diallo herself (the Sofitel maid accuser of DSK) recently confirmed that she will bring a civil case against Strauss-Kahn if the New York City case against the Frenchman collapses – as most observers still think it will. The next scheduled court appearance is a week today (23rd August), but in case the DA goes ahead to prosecute – or Diallo fulfils her promise to sue for damages – the former IMF boss’s legal and detective teams have been working round the clock to ensure no stone is left unturned in the search for a truer picture of the African maid. Sources suggest that, so far, the results aren’t looking good for Nafissatou Diallo.
The defence team will speculate that the encounter turned sour when Dialla realisedshe wasn’t getting any money after oral sex with the Frenchman. Strauss-Kahn’s team may also try to portray Diallo, 32, as an “earner” who tried to pick up cash and gifts to supplement her $40,000 housekeeper’s salary, creating a financial motive to interpret some of the evidence in a new light.
Strauss-Kahn’s private detectives from Guidepost Solutions have been interviewing witnesses in New York’s West African immigrant community. The now have a portrait of someone willing to do what it took – legal or illegal – to stay in the United States and make money to support herself and her 15-year-old daughter.
I also understand that One key question will be why Diallo returned to the suite after Strauss-Kahn had checked out. Lawyers acting for DSK will allege that Diallo went back to the suite to see if she could find any valuables…or to collect her ‘fee’. What remains uncertain is whether Strauss-Kahn himself will testifty that he did leave money behind for the maid.