This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.
This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.
Three Woman Accuse Saudi Prince Of Degrading Sexual Advances
Earlier this week a Saudi prince was let off the hook for felony sexual assault charges stemming from events that took place inside a mansion near Beverly Hills. Since then, three women have slapped him with a lawsuit accusing the prince of unwanted sexual advances, forcing them to watch a male aide fart on his face, and attempting to urinate on the women.
The Daily Mail reports that they got their hands on the civil lawsuit that the women filed against 29-year-old Majed bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud shortly after he was arrested on Sept. 23. That day, LAPD arrived at the Wallingford Drive mansion after receiving a report about a disturbance, and booked Al Saud on suspicion of forced oral copulation of an adult. A neighbor said he saw a bleeding woman scaling the walls of the 22,000-square-foot compound, screaming for help. Al Saud was released from jail on bail. L.A. County prosecutors said this week that they didn't have sufficient evidence to file felony sexual assault charges, though they passed the case to the L.A. City Attorney's Office, who could file misdemeanor charges; they'll have to review the case first before even considering it.
The three women who filed the lawsuit said they were hired by Al Saud to take care of the mansion he rented while he was vacationing in America. They were among other butlers and friends Al Saud brought to the compound with him. The lawsuit claims Al Saud threw parties on Sept. 21 and 22, where he hired escorts, according to the Daily Mail. He reportedly was drunk and using what the women believed to be cocaine during this time.
Things quickly escalated. One woman says Al Saud violently grabbed her arm 10 times, and threatened her: "Tomorrow I will have a party with you and you will do everything I want or I will kill you." The suit claims he attempted to urinate on the three women, yelling out, "I want to pee pee," but was stopped by an assistant. The second woman in the lawsuit says he rubbed himself in a "sexual manner" against her, and when she tried to reason with him, Al Saud said, "I'm a prince and I will do what I want and nobody will do anything to me!" She says he later left her bruised after violently assaulting her.
The complaint says Al Saud did a number of other things between the dates of Sept. 21 to 23, like forcing the women to watch him being masturbated by another man, and having a male aide fart in his face—a request reportedly from the prince himself.
The women, who are all married with children, say that they weren't paid their wages after the ordeal, and are trying to get paid what they are owed.
Regarding the civil complaint, Alan Jackson, the prince's attorney told the Daily Mail: "I will not dignify these salacious allegations—which the District attorney found to be unsupported by evidence—with a response."
Vadim Frish, an attorney for the women, responded with: "Eventually, the whole truth will surface, and Mr. Al Saud will have to bear the consequences of his despicable actions."