Al Fayed Quizzed On Sex Claim

Robert Neville

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Harrods owner Mohamed Al Fayed has been questioned by police over allegations of a sexual assault on a girl under 16.

Police are investigating claims the girl, reported to be 15, was assaulted at the central London department store.

A spokeswoman for Mr Al Fayed, who has not been arrested, said he "vehemently" denied the claims.

Scotland Yard has confirmed a man attended a west London police station by prior arrangement and was interviewed under caution.

Mr Al Fayed's spokeswoman Katharine Witty said he voluntarily visited the police station on Wednesday and spent less than half an hour there.

Leak claim

She said: "Mr Al Fayed vehemently denies the allegations and is confident that his name will be cleared."

She said he was concerned details of the interview had been leaked by police and was reported in the media within an hour of it ending.

Katherine Whitty: 'Mr Al Fayed vehemently denies this allegation'

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "We can confirm that a man attended a west London police station by prior arrangement and was questioned under caution this morning.

"The man was questioned in relation to an allegation of sexual assault on a girl under 16 at a business premises in central London.

"The allegation was received in May 2008."

BBC crime correspondent Ben Ando said he understood the alleged attack took place at Harrods in Knightsbridge.

A spokesman for the store said it had no comment to make on the matter.



http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7684407.stm
 

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Why Me?
Reminds me of a case here a few years ago. The owner of a local chain of Wendy's restaurants was accused by three girls of sexually assaulting them in one of the stores.

Police swooped in, arrested him, and everyone labeled him a rapist, gave him death threats, vandalized his home etc. Turns out, all three girls weren't even there at the time they say they were, and video evidence proved his innocence, two years after the fact.

They all ganged up and lied to get money out of him, to extort him to make the charges go away, because he was a prominent businessman and franchise owner.

Innocent until proven guilty. Logic and reason before emotions. Always remember that.
 

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Not Dead Yet
Reminds me of a case here a few years ago. The owner of a local chain of Wendy's restaurants was accused by three girls of sexually assaulting them in one of the stores.

Police swooped in, arrested him, and everyone labeled him a rapist, gave him death threats, vandalized his home etc. Turns out, all three girls weren't even there at the time they say they were, and video evidence proved his innocence, two years after the fact.

They all ganged up and lied to get money out of him, to extort him to make the charges go away, because he was a prominent businessman and franchise owner.

Innocent until proven guilty. Logic and reason before emotions. Always remember that.

Unless you're a celebrity of course..then you're obviously guilty.
 
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