Four children have been orphaned after their wealthy mother and father plunged to their deaths just days apart.
First Tilly Lamb, 43, died after falling from the third floor of a holiday apartment in Morocco where the family were staying.
Four days later, reportedly overcome by grief, Roger Lamb, 47, plummeted from the second floor balcony of a luxury city centre.
A spokesman said that Mathilde Lamb, known as Tilly, fell from an apartment in Essaouira on August 17. She was taken to hospital and died there on August 20.
Mr Lamb was found critically injured some 18 hours later on August 21 beneath a balcony at a the five-star Sofitel hotel in the centre of Essaouira. He was taken to the same hospital but transferred 250 miles away to a specialist unit in Marrakech, where he died on Sunday.
http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/dominique-strauss-kahn-maid-speaks-abc-news-14150523 here’s the link for the interview and below is my quick blog of the interview as I watched it this morning.
Good Morning America (Nightline tonight ) is starting off the morning with the interview. She sits in a white blouse and pink top and hair is straightened to her shoulders and she is a cafe au lait color. We know that she also gave a print interview with NEWSWEEK. She has a large round face, thirtyish. A nice figure and a convincing witness to the print editor. We know the woman is poor and was making over 45K a year. She also has a 15 YO daughter and fear of losing a good job with Sofitel.
She said “I’m telling you the truth” and she is crying and wiping her eyes. Nightline will have an interview also. But Nafissatou Diallo will give first interview with Robin Roberts today on GMA she wants him to go to jail. Everybody wants to see her photo and know what she’s like. The prosecutors are thinking of not going forward with the case. She said she went into the room and said to him “I’m sorry” and he grabbed her breasts and said “you don’t have to be sorry.” Her nickname is Naffi.
She said “Stop this, stop this but he wouldn’t stop and kept pushing me to the hallway of the suite.” She claims she did not know who he was until someone told her that DSK was supposed to be the next president of France. Her first thoughts was that “they are going to kill me, they are going to kill me,” because he is such a powerful man.
- Nafissatou Diallo Interview: Dominique Strauss-Kahn Accuser Speaks (huffingtonpost.com)
- Maid in DSK case: I am telling the truth (nydailynews.com)
- ‘I Want Him to Go to Jail:’ DSK’s Accuser Breaks Her Silence in New Interview (newsfeed.time.com)
Morning interview with the maid: From FOX
An exclusive televised interview with Nafissatou Diallo, 32, will air on ABC’s “Good Morning America” and on “Nightline” Monday, the same day the maid’s cover-story interview with Newsweek is to hit stands.
Newsweek on Sunday published an online version of its interview with Diallo, in which the maid details how Strauss-Kahn forcibly made her perform oral sex.
“You’re beautiful,” she claimed the French politician told her, as he wrestled her toward the bedroom in the Sofitel suite she came to clean. “I said, ‘Sir, stop this. I don’t want to lose my job.’”
Nafissatou Diallo also gave the newsmagazine and ABC News permission to identify her by name.
The magazine interview marks the first time the 32-year-old Guinean immigrant to the United States has publicly spoken to the media since she shocked the world with allegations that Strauss-Kahn emerged naked from the bathroom of his luxury suite on May 14 and forced her to perform oral sex.
Until now, Reuters had kept to the practice in the United States of protecting the identity of alleged rape victims.
- Maid Speaks out About Alleged DSK Hotel Attack (abcnews.go.com)
- ‘Sex Attack’ Maid: ‘DSK Was A Crazy Man’ (news.sky.com)
- Media Decoder: Accuser of Strauss-Kahn Goes Public (mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com)
Maid Will Testify
The maid who accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault will testify against him, though her lawyer says she is “scared.” Jeffrey Shapiro said, “There was nothing consensual about what took place in that hotel room.” He also says that the 32-year-old woman did not learn Strauss-Kahn’s identity until the day after the incident, and quickly became scared for herself and her daughter. After the incident, she tried to return to her apartment in the Bronx, which was surrounded by about 30 people waiting outside. She and her daughter have since been reunited in a “safe place.” The woman arrived in the United States seven years ago from the West African state of Guinea. She had been working at the Sofitel hotel for the past three years. http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2011-05-16/dominique-stauss-kahn-to-be-arraigned-monday-in-new-york/?cid=hp:mainpromo1 source
The black woman in question, and in hiding, has been described as both pretty and plain. Sort of a Cleopatra syndrome where the men write the history and write in what they will. Another person described her as pretty with large breasts and a nice rear. But the French have called her not pretty because they saw her when she fingered, oops bad word choice, DSK in a lineup.
“She came from a country in which poor people had little or no justice, and she’s now in a country where the poor have the same rights as do the rich and the powerful,” Shapiro said. “What (Strauss-Kahn) might be able to get away with in some countries, he can’t here in this country.”
But Shapiro dismissed suggestions that the woman had made up the charges or tried to cover up a consensual encounter.
“This is nothing other than a physical, sexual assault by this man on this young woman,” Shapiro said in an interview in his Manhattan office. He said that the woman didn’t know who was staying in the 28th-floor suite she went to clean on Saturday afternoon, before she said she was attacked.
DNA should settle what went on. Once he said it was consenual that tells everyone that he was there and that he did have a sexual contact with the black woman, a poor woman from the country of Guinea. She might get paid. His past won’t come in unless he takes the stand. There was more than one charge but the only one that has been named is oral sex. Was sodomy involved? We hope this is not another Polanski case. If the maid has the only electronic key to enter the suite that could incriminate the DSK and show that this woman couldn’t care less who DSK was. She came forward as a rape case and that’s all that matters. The woman is in hiding and Strauss-Kahn is on Riker’s Island under suicide watch wearing an orange jumpsuit. Now that’s justice.
Update: What if this maid is a lying illegal piece of shit? What if this black woman is just another scam runner from Africa? Does it make her case a lie? No, not by itself. But if she laid a trap for DSK and he fell into it with his dick then she is guilty of many things including making false accusations.
The thing that bothered me about the first hearing was that she did not know who the man was. She works in an over the top luxury hotel in NYC the Sofitel and we know a bunch of illegals don’t take rooms there, no only jobs! If this woman is really an illegal in sheep’s clothing then send her black ass packing…no passing go. But if DSK is guilty then throw the book at him.
- Lawyer says maid who accused IMF chief is telling the truth (theglobeandmail.com)
- Strauss-Kahn , Rivals the Sit-Com; DALLAS! (hotdogfish.wordpress.com)
- French split on return to politics for Strauss-Kahn (theglobeandmail.com)
- Strauss Kahn rape case in doubt – who’s got the most credibility? (noplaceforsheep.com)