Saudi Royal Escapes Felony Sex Assault Charges in L.A.

AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills
AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills

On Monday, Los Angeles County prosecutors said they will not file felony charges against Saudi Prince Majed Abdulaziz Al-Saud, 29, who was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault last month at his rented $37 million Beverly Hills compound.

Al-Saud is the son of the last Saudi King, Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, who passed away this past January. 

The prince allegedly assaulted one of his maids last month. Although the prosecutors cited insufficient evidence for their decision not to charge him with sexual assault, it is still possible Al-Saud could be charged with a misdemeanor.

In addition, according to the Los Angeles Times, a civil lawsuit brought forth by the three women seeks unspecified damages for “extreme,” “outrageous” and “despicable” behavior.

Neighbors had reported a bleeding woman scaling the 22,000-square foot property’s 8-foot wall in an attempt to escape and screaming for help.

Al-Saud was released on $300,000 bail and reportedly remains in Southern California.

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