Rabat – Moroccan singer Saad Lamjarred has allegedly been arrested in Paris for “sexual assault.”
According to Moroccan news outlet Le360, the Moroccan star, who was staying Marriott Champs Elysées, was reportedly arrested by the police of the 17th arrondissement of Paris, on Wednesday 26 October. He was placed in custody before being brought before the competent prosecutor on Friday morning.
The Moroccan singer was scheduled to perform on Saturday October 29 at Paris’ Palais des Congrés.
“We are following with great interest this issue and contacts have been made between the authorities of both countries to clarify this matter, “Minister of Culture, Mohamed Amine Sbihi was quoted by Le360 as saying.
Saad Lamjarred is facing a lawsuit in the United States for another case of sexual assault.
A New York woman told the New York Post in May that she was allegedly sexually assaulted and beaten in a Brooklyn apartment by Lamjarred, in 2010.
Rifat Harb, the alleged victim’s attorney claims that the Moroccan singer was “arrested and indicted, and after posting bail, immediately fled the country, and has not returned since.”
In recent years, Saad Lamjarred has become a household name both in Morocco and the whole Middle East. The Moroccan singer broke many YouTube records with his sensational songs.
In the spring of 2015, his song entitled ‘Lamaalem’ (The Boss) reached 100,000,000 views on video sharing website YouTube within three months after the video clip was released. The song has reached over 400,000,000 on YouTube, a new record for an Arab singer.
The Moroccan singer’s captivating song has earned him a Guinness World Record achievement.