US woman drops rape charges against Lamjarred

Th US woman who claimed that Morocco star Saad Lamjarred allegedly sexually assaulted her during a trip to New York dropped charges

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The Brooklyn woman who claimed that Moroccan star Saad Lamjarred allegedly beat and sexually assaulted her during a tourist trip to New York in 2010 has dropped charges, according to her lawyer.

“The civil matter I am handling on behalf of my client against Mr. Saad Lamjarred has been finalized. My client has no intention of pursuing the criminal matter,” Attorney Rifat Harb told Al Arabiya English.

“My client has made it clear that she no longer wishes to pursue the criminal matter. Any news about me going to France to seek extradition of Mr. Lamjarred is false.”

“While the final decision remains for the District Attorney's office (prosecution in New York),” he added.

Lamjarred is facing trial in France for sexual assault after a 20-year-old French woman identified as Laura and works in the fashion industry accused Lamjarred of rape late in October.

(Additional reporting from Tarek Ali Ahmad in Dubai)

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