Singer Saad Lamjarred tells fans innocent despite rape allegation

Morocco singer Saad Lamjarred performs during the 52 sesion of the International Carthage Festival on July 30, 2016 at the romain theatre of carthage near Tunis. (AFP)

Moroccan star Saad Lamjarred has sought to reassure fans that he is not guilty of rape in a video posted by his friend on YouTube.

The video featuring Moroccan fashion designer Issam Washmeh, delivers a message from Lamjarred, in which the pop star thanks his fans for their support following his arrest last month in Paris on rape charges.

Issam said Lamjarred's parents visited him at the Fleury-Mérogis prison. He also said the pop star assured his fans of his innocence, and asked them to keep trusting and supporting him.

French police arrested the Moroccan artist on Oct. 26 at the Marriott Champs Elysées at the 17th arrondissement of Paris after a woman accused him of rape.

Lamjarred's defense team pleaded for the French judiciary to enable their client to leave prison and stay under house arrest while awaiting trial. But he was denied bail and remains in jail.


Last Update: Wednesday, 16 November 2016 KSA 20:22 - GMT 17:22