2 women sue ex-Lebanese PM for alleged sexual abuse

 Two flight attendants are suing former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri in a New York court for allegedly harassing them sexually in his private jet.

Jane Doe 1 and 2, as identified in court papers, accused Hariri of brutal rape in the workplace, the New York Post reported.

The two plaintiffs used to work for the Saudi Oger Company, which Hariri heads, but one of them quit in 2009, while the other one was fired a year later.

Among the charges Hariri faces is forced detention, sexual assault and sexual harassment.

According to the lawsuit, which was filed in a federal court in New York, Hariri had been using cocaine and alcohol with his friends during his flights. He groped both women regularly and forcibly raped one of them several times.

Officials close to Hariri categorically denied the allegations, asserting that the two women are seeking a huge compensation, besides defaming the former prime minister and discrediting him.

Hariri served as Lebanon’s prime minister from 2009 to 2011 and from 2016 to 2020.

His father, the late Rafic Hariri, was a popular and wealthy politician who also served as prime minister until he was assassinated while on the job in 2005.

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