Maid at Center of Strauss-Kahn Scandal Holds Rally

Maid at Center of Strauss-Kahn Scandal Holds Rally

The maid who's accusing Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault made her first public appearance.

32-year-old Nafi Diallo held a rally in Brooklyn, New York this Thursday. A crowd of more than 200 gathered to see the maid who's taking on the former head of the International Monetary Fund.

"What happened to me, I don't want that to happen to any other woman because this is just too much for me and my daughter," Diallo said.

Her voice was timid, but her message was clear: she won't back down despite the rising chorus of critics who say she's not being entirely truthful about what happened at the Sofitel Hotel.

"I have to be here, and let people know a lot of things they say about me are not true," Dialo said.

After giving two interviews last week and today's rally, lawyers not involved with the case have speculated the media blitz is intended to push prosecutors to go forward with the case against Strauss-Kahn.