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Dominique Strauss-Kahn's accuser speaks to ABC News

July 25, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
The hotel maid who accused former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her is finally speaking out publicly.

Nafissatou Diallo sat down with "Good Morning America" co-host Robin Roberts for her first television interview.

Diallo talked about what allegedly happened to her in May at the Manhattan hotel where she worked as a maid. She claims Strauss-Kahn sexually assaulted her as she begged him to stop.

After her initial accusation, there were reports she lied on an asylum application and other discrepancies that cast doubt on her account.

But in her exclusive interview with ABC News, she stuck to her story. She said she called out before going into the hotel room.

When she heard nothing, she entered to find him naked coming out of the bathroom.

"I was like, 'I am so sorry.' I turned my head. He come to me and grab my breasts. 'No, you don't have to be sorry.' I said, ,'Stop, sir, I don't want to lose my job,'" said Diallo.

Strauss-Kahn has pleaded not guilty to the charges. His lawyers call the interview "an unseemly circus" designed to inflame public opinion.

Strauss-Kahn is scheduled to appear in court next week.

The district attorney's office says it is still investigating the case. They are concerned with some credibility issues with the maid's story, but said they haven't made a final decision about what to do yet.

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