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Hotel Worker Who Accused Strauss-Kahn of Assault Now Owns a Restaurant in the Bronx

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Nafissatou Diallo opened Chez Amina last year.


Nafissatou Diallo, the woman who accused the former leader of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, of assaulting her at the Midtown Sofitel, where she worked as a housekeeper, has since moved on to open a restaurant, notes the Times. Last year Diallo opened Chez Amina, a West African restaurant in the Bronx, which is popular with ex-pats, cabbies, and people who live in the neighborhood. Since the news broke in the French press yesterday, the restaurant has been swarming with reporters, but workers and regulars say Diallo is a very private person and doesn't discuss her past. Regulars also don't care much — as one diner told the Times: "It's the best food, that's what I know....I don't watch the news. It's too much headache."

The criminal case against Strauss-Kahn was thrown out when questions arose about Diallo's credibility, and a civil case was settled out of court in 2012 for an undisclosed sum. But Strauss-Kahn is currently on trial in France for participating in a prostitution ring, which explains why this story is hitting the news now.

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