DSK's Alleged Victim Is Speaking Out -- Will She Get a Shot at Justice?
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“I watched Channel 7 and they say this is [the] guy—I don’t know—and he is going to be the next president of France. And I think they are going to kill me.”
It’s a commonly held perception now that Diallo’s emergence in the media is an attempt to coerce the DA to move forward with the case. She is adamant that she wants him arrested, and throughout the entire five-page Newsweek article, she never once mentions money. On Good Morning America, through tears, she told Robin Roberts, "I want justice. I want him to go to jail. I want him to know you can't use your power when you do something like this."
But even with a preponderance of evidence, will she see a trial?
Julianne Escobedo Shepherd is an associate editor at AlterNet and a Brooklyn-based freelance writer and editor. Formerly the executive editor of The FADER, her work has appeared in VIBE, SPIN, New York Times and various other magazines and websites.