The Hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo, who accused Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault, is speaking out loud to defend her stand and dignity, after media reported that she was a prostitute and was only after getting Kahn's money.
Her lawyer on Wednesday denied the tape recordings that show that the hotel maid told a friend that she was out to get the French politician's money.
Kenneth Thompson, Diallo's attorney and a Fulani interpreter exhausted some eight hours with investigators from Manhattan district attorney's office on Wednesday, verifying the recordings of Diallo's conversation with her male friend in an Arizona prison.
"That tape shows the victim never said the words, 'He has a lot of money and I know what to do,'" Thompson said after the meeting.
Thompson said Diallo's remarks, which appeared in news reports, were "merged together in this quote". They were a combination of different conversations she had with her friend.
Thompson, soon after the briefing, escaped reporters taking a different exit from the lower Manhattan building on Hogan Place. Diallo, however, was not present at the time of briefing.
Thompson gave his interpretation of the prison tape after Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. disclosed to Strauss-Kahn's lawyers in a letter that Diallo had lied about her background and to the grand jury about certain elements of the alleged sexual assault of May 14 at the Sofitel Hotel, a Stltoday report said.
Thompson did not mention if Vance's staff had agreed with his interpreter's translation of the prison tapes.
Thompson said that he did not have a copy of the tapes, but Diallo's conversation with her friend in their West African dialect shows that she had been sexually assaulted by Kahn and she characterized him as a "powerful and big man."
Diallo's male friend, in the second call had said "he is powerful, he is a rich man."
Benjamin Brafman, Strauss Kahn's Attorney refused to comment on Wednesday.
Thompson also indicated that Diallo would sue Strauss-Kahn.