The sister of the crown prince of Saudi Arabia faces a verdict Tuesday in a French trial over the alleged beating of a workman who was refurbishing her ultra-luxury apartment in Paris.
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The princess, who denies the allegations, allegedly suspected the man of planning to sell the photo of her apartment on western Paris’ Avenue Foch, long a favourite destination for foreign millionaires in the French capital.
He claimed he was then beaten up and had his tools confiscated during an ordeal that lasted several hours.
In an account given to the Le Point news magazine in France, the workman reported that the princess shouted “‘Kill him, the dog, he doesn’t deserve to live.”
A lawyer acting for the bodyguard, Yassine Bouzrou, told AFP: “We hope that the judges will take into account the numerous contradictions and incoherences of the plaintiff. The medical records contradict the version of events of the plaintiff and show that he lied.”
The bodyguard has lodged a separate case for defamation against the workman.
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