Did we all get to read or see on the news- the maids heckling Strauss Kahn?
Surely you did! Ever seen anything like that before?
"Theatrics outside the court yesterday were further stoked by hotel maids pushing against police barriers jeering Mr Strauss-Kahn as he, accompanied by his defence team and his wife, Anne Sinclair, arrived for his formal arraignment. The hotel employees, bussed in by their union and most dressed in uniforms "
Why did the union bus these workers in? How much were they paid for the day? Were they instructed to wear their uniforms? Who paid for this little show?
Well this has been about trial by media all along....Clearly someone is out to humiliate Strauss-Kahn. And, it ain't the maid! Or is it? At this point I am completely torn about the role of the maid, victim or something else? I just don't know?
But speaking of the maid in question.
The American media has not named her. But, the foreign press did!
As reported all over the foreign press her name is -Nafissatou Diallo.
Something I find a bit problematic about Nifissatou are the different pictures of her.
Which one is she?
Is this her?
Or is this her?
Or is this her
I also find it quite interesting she bears the same name as a known writer, quite obviously Nifassatou Diallo.
This autobiography covers Nafissatou Diallo's life from the early 1940s until the mid 1960s. It gives a penetrating account of life in a large polygamous family in Dakar during those years. Nafissatou Diallo lost her mother when aged only one, but became very close to her grandmother and her father who she loved and admired. The lively little girl described in the first part of the book grew up to become an inquisitive teenager and eventually a qualified nurse who had nothing but praise for the education and opportunities she was given both at home and at school. Well integrated in a caring environment, mindful of traditional life and family religious beliefs, she has no qualms in adapting readily to French ways and culture."
Nafissatou is called a post colonialist (African) writer. You can read a bit more on that here
Of course this Nifassatou would be much older, perhaps already deceased? Yes, she passed in 1982. Curious, we have a woman who shares the very same name as her making these accusations?
What I also find really, really interesting.
I mean quite odd, from a timing standpoint, right before the trial really kicks into gear....
the maid has pared down her "legal team"?
-The maid who has accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault and attempted rape has pared down her legal team
-Jeffrey Shapiro, who handled the initial crush of media attention focused on the 32-year-old woman, is no longer with the team.
-Neither is prominent civil rights attorney Norman Siegel.
Did she pare down the defence team herself?
Or did the two lawyers leave on their own?
I just wonder, with all the sensation that has surrounded this incident??
What a case to promote oneself as a hotshot lawyer on!
Worth staying on just for all the media attention.The notoriety to be gained.
Better then bought and paid for advertising!