SAAD Lamjarred is a singer who has been arrested on suspicion of rape for the third time.
Here’s what we know about the Moroccan pop star.
Who is Saad Lamjarred?
Saad Lamjarred is a Moroccan pop singer, dancer, singer-songwriter, actor and record producer.
The 33-year-old was born in Rabat in 1985 and very early on developed an interest in music.
In 2007 he came second on the Arab TV talent show Super Star which launched his career.
Four years later in 2011 he made his acting debut in a Moroccan soap opera.
The music video for Lamjarred’s 2015 hit single, “LM3ALLEM”, is the most viewed Arabic video on YouTube.
What has be been accused of?
A French prosecutor says the singer has been charged with rape after he was arrested in Saint-Tropez on the French Riviera.
The Draguignan prosecutor’s office said Lamjarred, who was arrested on Sunday, was released Tuesday night and placed under judicial control.
Lamjarred has allegedly assaulted a woman, born in 1989, in a nightclub in Saint-Tropez. She has filed a complaint.
He was previously arrested in October 2016 for having assaulted a French woman in a luxury hotel on the Champs-Elysee Avenue in Paris.
He was charged with aggravated rape and assault. That case has not been brought to trial yet.
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Lamjarred also narrowly escaped a rape trial in the US after allegedly raping a woman in Brooklyn, New York, after his accuser withdrew her co-operation with the investigation.
In 2010, a grand jury in Brooklyn, New York, indicted him on 21 counts including rape, sexual abuse, sexual assault, and harassment.
He posted bail and fled the country, and in 2016, the indictment was dismissed.
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