United Nations Diplomats Living On Roosevelt Island Treated Maid As Indentured Servant Says Lawsuit Reports NY Daily News
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According to this NY Daily News article yesterday:
An illiterate maid from Burkina Faso was treated like an indentured servant by two United Nations diplomats from that West African nation living in New York, a new lawsuit charges.and:
Fatoumata Ouedraogo, 24, says she worked for the couple, Leopold Bonkoungou and Lucile Bonkoungou Ouedraogo, as a domestic servant from roughly 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week between 2008 to 2012.
The Bonkoungous promised the orphaned woman all the opportunity she’d never had in her native country: an education, steady income and the chance to score a green card for the U.S. while caring for their kids at their Roosevelt Island apartment, Ouedraogo claims in the suit filed Monday in Manhattan Federal Court....
...The job ended in 2012 when the couple’s term at the UN ended.Click here for the full NY Daily News article.
A woman who answered the phone at the Burkina Faso UN Mission confirmed the pair no longer worked there and were out of the country