Libyan Eman al-Obeidy, the alleged rape victim who grabbed worldwide media attention on March 26 after accusing Muammar Gaddafi's forces of gang-raping her, has come to the United States to stay for good.

Eman is excited to be in the United States and thanks Secretary of State Hilary Clinton and the U.S. government for granting aslyum.

Al-Obeidy spent 54 days in a U.N. High Commission for Refugees facility in Romania before arriving in New York late Wednesday night.

The Libyan refugee had stormed into a Tripoli hotel where international journalists were dining and publicly accused Gaddafi's men of beating and raping her, only to face opposition and be whisked away.