The New York hotel maid who says she was sexually assaulted by Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former chief of the International Monetary Fund, has broken her silence in an interview with ABC's Robin Roberts that will air Monday on "Good Morning America."
In excerpts made available by ABC News, Nafissatou Diallo says, "I want justice. I want him to go to jail. 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."
ABC News says there were "no restrictions on the interview," and the network told TVNewser that it did not pay Diallo for it.
“God is my witness I’m telling the truth," Diallo says of the alleged assault.
"From my heart. God Knows that. And he knows that," she added referring to Strauss-Kahn
According to an ABC News report Diallo "was unequivocal in her assertion that Strauss-Kahn attacked her inside room 2806 at the Sofitel Hotel."
The story says, "She reenacted moments of the alleged assault, at one point kneeling on the floor to describe how she says Strauss-Kahn tried to force her to commit a sex act."
“I never want to be in public but I have no choice,” Diallo told Roberts. “Now, I have to be in public. I have to, for myself. I have to tell the truth.”
ABC News included this response from Strauss-Kahn's attorneys: "Defense attorneys for Strauss-Kahn categorically deny any criminal wrongdoing occurred. They have said what happened inside the hotel suite was consensual and, in a statement, they called Diallo’s interview an 'unseemly circus.'"
Strauss-Kahn's attorneys responded to the interview with a statement that said: “Its obvious purpose is to inflame public opinion against a defendant in a pending criminal case."
In addition to "Good Morning America," portions of the interview will also air Monday on "World News with Diane Sawyer" and "Nightline."Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun