DSK Maid Imperils Case

Nafissatou Diallo, the hotel maid who says Dominique Strauss-Kahn tried to rape her, broke her silence Sunday with an interview in Newsweek. In doing so, she may have imperiled her legal case. The New York Times says it is “virtually unheard of” for a person alleging sexual assault to identify herself during the investigation—a sign, perhaps, that Diallo and her lawyers expect Manhattan prosecutors to drop the charges against Strauss-Kahn. The risk for Diallo, according to the New York Post, is that she could introduce new inconsistencies into her story. She may have, in fact—she told Newsweek and ABC News that Strauss-Kahn spoke to her, after having previously said that they never spoke.