Following Lamjarred’s last hearing on October 19, the court resolved to let the singer and his accuser meet in court for the first time to listen and compare each party’s statements, according to Moroccan news outlet Hespress.
The case will take into account evidence from Lamjarred’s previous rape complaint, the news outlet said.
French authorities arrested the 33-year-old pop singer on August 26 in Saint-Tropez in southeastern France after police received a new rape complaint from a young French seasonal worker.
Lamjarred was released under judicial supervision but prohibited from leaving France or contacting the complainant. In addition, the singer was required to pay bail of €150,000.
On September 18, Lamjarred went back to jail following the Aix-en-Provence Court of Appeal in southern France decision after the prosecutor’s office in Draguignan appealed his release under judicial supervision.
The singer is already facing trial on a charge of rape for the sexual assault of French national Laura Prioul in 2016.
French authorities temporarily released the artist on bail under electronic surveillance on April 13, 2017, after he spent nearly six months in detention at the Marriott Champs Elysées in Paris. Lamjarred denies Prioul’s allegations against him.
Dozens of Moroccan and international celebrities expressed sympathy and solidarity with the singer, including Emirati star Ahlam and Moroccan singer Asma El Mnawar, vouching for his “good character.”
Lamjarred also faced a rape charge in the United States in 2010. However, Lamjarred left the US on bail, and the prosecutor later dropped the charges when the woman withdrew her complaint due to a settlement.