Reading about the dismissal of the rape case against DSK after the wide scale media assassination of Nafissatou Diallo’s character, restrainedly in the mainstream media, but in the revolting Rupert Murdoch’s (who bugs the phone of 13 year old murder victims) New York Post calling her a hooker on no evidence whatsoever. In actuality, Nafissatou was a 32-year old immigrant from Guinea, a single mother living in the Bronx with her 15 year old daughter, and a hardworking employee of the hotel in which she was assaulted.
I’ve never heard the odd connection between her last name and that of Amadou Diallo’s mentioned . But Diallo’s death has haunted me since it happened in 1999. I was living in NYC when the unarmed Diallo was shot to death in cold blood by four NYC cops.
His death was commemorated in Bruce Springsteen’s 41 Shots. Note also that the title of the piece on alternet is titled “DSK’s Alleged Victim Is Speaking Out: Will She Get a Shot at Justice?