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New York, New York / Strauss-Kahn Case / Maid Interview / A Discussion #998506

CNN Evening News for Monday, Jul 25, 2011
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The print and TV interviews with the hotel maid, Nafissatou Diallo††, who accused IMF banker Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault in a New York City hotel introduced. [In ABC News interview, DIALLO - says she was so scared, that she found out he was prominent and powerful and she would be killed; wants justice: for him to go to jail.] Diallo's past lies noted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier discussion held with CNN's Jeffrey Toobin and "Newsweek" interviewer Christopher Dickey about the Diallo interview. [DICKEY - says her story is believable about the assault: she is a simple, illiterate woman whose job gave her pride; states her lawyers will likely lodge a civil suit soon; notes she lied on her asylum application.] [TOOBIN - says the prosecution's case is hanging by a thread because of credibility problems with Diallo; comments on her believability.]

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