Morocco’s King Mohammed VI To Cover Pop Singer’s Legal Fees In French Rape Case

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Pop singer Saad Lamjarred

They do not see rape as a crime.

Morocco’s King Mohammed VI will cover the legal fees of pop singer Saad Lamjarred, imprisoned in France charged with “aggravated rape”, the official MAP news agency reported on Tuesday.

Rabat’s embassy in Paris confirmed the information.

MAP said the king had told Lamjarred’s family that French lawyer Eric Dupond Moretti, known for securing his clients’ acquittals, “can defend the singer”.

The king “decided to cover the corresponding costs”, MAP said, sourcing its information to Rabat’s embassy in Paris.

The embassy told AFP: “This is a favourable response to a request from the family of the singer who sought his majesty’s intervention, and with respect for the presumption of innocence”.

Lamjarred, 31, is a star in Morocco and the wider Arab world and his internet videos have received hundreds of millions of hits…

According to initial results of the inquiry, Lamjarred was said to be under the influence of both alcohol and drugs at the time of the alleged offences.  DailyMail

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