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Strauss-Kahn accuser to thank NY supporters at her first public appearance
NEW YORK (AP) ' The hotel maid who accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault plans to personally thank her New York supporters.
Nafissatou Diallo (na-fee-SAH'-too dee-AH'-loh) will make her first public appearance on Thursday in Brooklyn, where she'll be joined by community and religious leaders.
Diallo and her attorney met with prosecutors on Wednesday for nearly eight hours. The meeting was the first since the Manhattan District Attorney's office publicly announced they had doubts about the woman's credibility. Strauss-Kahn has been charged with attempted rape and other crimes.
The former head of the International Monetary Fund has denied Diallo's accusations. His next court date is Aug. 23.
Diallo broke her silence in recent days and came forward publicly with interviews in Newsweek and in a series of ABC News programs.