This week’s issue leads with an exclusive interview with the hotel maid accusing Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault. Today at 11:00am EST, Christopher Dickey, the reporter who spoke with Nafissatou Diallo is sitting down with us to answer some reader questions over Twitter. If you’d like to ask him anything about DSK, the scandal, the interview with the accuser, or anything else from the story, tweet your question with hashtag #AskNWK and we’ll address it in the chat.
Here’s a quick excerpt:
In her interview with NEWSWEEK, Diallo didn’t disguise her anger at Strauss-Kahn. “Because of him they call me a prostitute,” she said. “I want him to go to jail. I want him to know there are some places you cannot use your power, you cannot use your money.” She said she hoped God punishes him. “We are poor, but we are good,” she said. “I don’t think about money.”
We’ll be sitting down with Christopher Dickey (he’s on Tumblr!), Newsweek’s Paris bureau chief and author of this week’s explosive cover story on the hotel maid Dominique Strauss-Kahn allegedly assaulted, tomorrow morning at 11am EST as he hosts a Twitter chat.
Yes, a Twitter chat!
How’s that work, you wonder?
We’re encouraging readers to submit their question for Christopher by using the hashtag #AskNWK, and Christopher will be answering them from his Twitter account @csdickey. All throughout, we’ll be retweeting readers’ questions and Christopher’s answers from @Newsweek. So follow along! And submit any questions you may have about Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Nafissatou Diallo, the hotel maid, and the interview that’s leading this week’s cover.
Although forensic tests found unambiguous evidence of a sexual encounter between Mr. Strauss-Kahn, a French politician, and the woman, prosecutors do not believe much of what the accuser has told them about the circumstances or about herself.
How do you know who’s lying and who’s telling the truth about a rape? These cops crack New York’s most shocking sex crimes, from no-name scoundrels to big-power suspects like former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Egyptian banker Mahmoud Abdel-Salam Omar, arrested at the Pierre Hotel on Monday. In this week’s NEWSWEEK, NYPD expert and Paris Bureau Chief Christopher Dickey profiles the Special Victims Division. (via newsweek-paris-france)