Saudi crown prince's sister will go on trial in Paris for 'ordering her bodyguard to beat up a decorator and force him to kiss her feet'
The sister of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is to be put on trial in Paris next month for allegedly ordering her bodyguard to beat up a workman in the French capital. The case against Princess Hassa bint Salman stems from an alleged assault in her apartment on the ultra-expensive Avenue Foch in west Paris in September 2016. The alleged victim has said he was hired to carry out refurbishment work at Princess Hassa's apartment and that she became angry after he took a photograph, accusing him of wanting to sell it to the media. He alleges the princess, said to be in her 40s, then ordered the bodyguard to beat him up.Le Point magazine reported that the princess shouted: 'Kill him, the dog, he doesn't deserve to live'. The workman says he was punched in the face, his hands were tied and he was forced to kiss the princess's feet during an hours-long ordeal. His tools were confiscated before he was allowed to leave but his injuries were so severe that he was ordered off work for eight days. The bodyguard was charged on October 1, 2016 with armed violence, theft, issuing death threats and holding someone against their will. The trial is due to be judged on July 9, a source told AFP. Source