I’m sure a mountain of apologies will be forthcoming, since, as The Times reports, Nafissatou Diallo, the woman accusing Dominique Strauss-Kahn of raping her, was misquoted. She is not, in fact, a money-grubbing liar.
A lawyer for the hotel housekeeper who accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her in May said Wednesday that taped conversations, two of them made a day after the encounter, prove that his client had no intention of exploiting the charges against Mr. Strauss-Kahn to make money.
In fact, instead of saying that she could get money from DSK by exploiting a rape accusation, she was merely explaining to the man she was talking to who the guy was who raped her. Just an honest mistake, no doubt! Good thing they have these tapes, now they’ll definitely find her innocent. Oh wait, Ms. Diallo ISN’T THE DEFENDANT IN THIS CASE.
And it was the prosecutor—the person supposedly on her side, trying to convict Mr. Strauss-Kahn of rape—who made the very public “mistake” about her credibility.
“She said, ‘Stop, stop.’ He’s going on and on on the phone about it, she didn’t want to deal with that. She said, ‘Please stop. Wait, wait. The lawyer will get it.’ Meaning, the lawyer would deal with it.”
But prosecutors did not see it that way. Mr. Thompson[Ms. Diallo’s laywer] said that in a phone conversation late on the afternoon of June 30, he was told by a senior prosecutor that the conversations created “big problems” for the case, and that the prosecutor mischaracterized Ms. Diallo’s statements as implying that she intended to exploit the charges for money.
“It is a fact that what they told me and what they told you was not accurate,” Mr. Thompson said. “Ms. Diallo never said, ‘I am going to get this guy’s money’ or anything about scheming to get his money.”
So the prosecutors have now discredited their witness while also dragging her name through the mud in the Times, virtually guaranteeing that Strauss-Kahn will be found innocent while Ms. Diallo has to live with rape apologists everywhere calling her a liar and a gold-digger. It’s so weird how more women don’t choose to press charges against their rapists. I don’t understand how men like Dominique Strauss-Kahn think they can do stuff like that and get away with it. Puzzling!