“Diallo is no gold digger.” That is the message from the lawyer of the maid at the centre of the attempted rape case against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
Kenneth Thompson said it after reviewing tapes of a telephone call following her alleged attack.
Thompson believes a mis-translation of Nafissatou Diallo’s call led to claims that she knew Strauss-Kahn was wealthy and she would go after his money.
Diallo intends to hold a press conference later today to thank women groups for their support in her allegations of sexual assault against Strauss-Kahn.
He denies the charges and his lawyers have called for the case to be dropped after concerns about inconsistencies in Diallo’s evidence.