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How Saad Lamjarred avoided ‘sexual assault’ charges in US

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Saad Lamjarred is currently facing trial in France for sexual assault, but this is not the first time the Moroccan singer is accused of sexual assault.

Lamjarred was arrested at the Marriott Champs Elysées at the 17th arrondissement of Paris on Wednesday where he will appear before a French prosecutor to face the charges.

Al Arabiya English first reported on another sex assault case when Lamjarred fled the United States after posting bail for sexual assault charges on a different case.

Back in May, Lamjarred was hit with a Brooklyn Supreme Court lawsuit that was reopened six years after a young woman first accused him of beating and raping her after they went out on a date.

His arrest on Wednesday sparked mass reactions from Moroccan youth who took to Twitter to defend their most famous celebrity. The hashtag “We are all Saad Lamjarred” trended for most of the day on Thursday, with many fans claiming the charges were an “attack on success and popularity”.

Al Arabiya English’s Simo Benbachir speaks to co-founder of Morocco World News Adnane Bennis on Lamjarred’s assault history.

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