Rabat - Several Moroccan artists publicly expressed their support for and solidarity with singer Saad Lamjarred following his arrest in Paris last month for the alleged sexual assault of Laura Prioul, a 20-year-old French woman.
Rabat – Several Moroccan artists publicly expressed their support for and solidarity with singer Saad Lamjarred following his arrest in Paris last month for the alleged sexual assault of Laura Prioul, a 20-year-old French woman.
During a party for Moroccan artists held on Monday at the National Theater of Mohammed V in Rabat, Moroccan singer Najar Rajoui asked the audience to stand in solidarity with Lamjarred and pray for him to be released and declared “innocent” by French court hearing the case.
After he was arrested, multiple famous Moroccans artists including Dounia Batma, Ibtissam Tiskat, Othmane Mouline and Hatim Ammor, took to social media to express their support for him.
Lamjarred’s case is still underway, French lawyer Eric Dupont Moretti, one of three attorneys hired by the Moroccan King to defend Lamjarred, said last week. “The trial of Moroccan singer Saad Lamjarred has not been scheduled thus far,” the French lawyer told Moroccan news outlet Hespress. Moretti went on to dismiss recent rumors circulating on social media regarding Lamjarred’s hearing as baseless.
“The board of Lamjarred’s lawyers, which includes myself, Brahim Rachidi, and Jean Marc Fedida, is working to set a hearing date for the near future,” Moretti said. “ We requested that the court urge the 20-year-old alleged victim, Laura Prioul, to appear in court as well,” he added.
Seeking to contextualize her refusal to face Lamjarred in court, Prioul said in a post on her Facebook account: “I am experiencing a dire psychological crisis due to the rape incident allegations” […] My lawyer has submitted a medical certificate proving my deteriorated health status.”
Edited by Constance Guindon