Hotel maid in Strauss-Kahn case speaks out

July 25, 2011 03:52

NEW YORK - The New York hotel maid who accused former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of attempting to rape her said in an interview published on Newsweek's website on Sunday that he appeared as a "crazy man" and attacked her when she entered his room.

Nafissatou Diallo also gave the news magazine and ABC News permission to identify her by name.

The magazine interview marks the first time the 32-year-old Guinean immigrant to the United States has publicly spoken to the media since she shocked the world with allegations that Strauss-Kahn emerged naked from the bathroom of his luxury suite on May 14 and forced her to perform oral sex.

"I want justice. I want him to go to jail," she said in excerpts from the television interview released on Sunday.

ABC News on Sunday also announced it would broadcast an interview with Diallo on Monday morning.

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