Partying in his LA mansion last month, 29-year-old Prince Majed bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud was arrested after neighbours noticed a crying, bleeding woman attempting to scale a wall of his compound. He has also been accused of violently assaulting a woman, taking cocaine, hiring prostitutes and demanding an assistant fart in his face.
Three women bringing a civil suit against him also claim the prince of Saudi Arabia, where homosexuality is punishable by death, was witnessed being intimate with a male aide, according to documents seen by the LA Times. Prince Majed, one of the late Saudi monarch King Abdullah’s 35 children, was initially also charged with battery and one count of ‘forced oral copulation’. He was bailed for $300,000 by the LAPD.
However those charges were dropped today and the case turned over to City Attorney Mike Feur, who could pursue misdemeanour charges. The civil lawsuit seeks unspecified damages and alleges emotional distress, assault and battery, sexual discrimination and retaliation against the workers.
Of the civil case, the prince’s lawyer, Alan Jackson, said: ‘I will not dignify these salacious allegations – which the District attorney found to be unsupported by evidence with a response.’ He said of the criminal charges: ‘The decision by the D.A.’s office not to file charges shows that the accuser’s stories cannot be substantiated. The sheikh is very happy to put it behind him and move on with his life.’
One woman, named only as Jane Doe 1 in court documents, said the prince left her ‘in fear for her life’. She says she was told to round up domestic workers at the mansion because he wanted to ‘see some naked pussy’, according to the Daily Mail. He also allegedly threatened to kill one of the women if she refused to ‘party’ with him, and jumped on another and rubbed himself against her in a ‘sexual and aggressive manner’.
When asked to stop, he is alleged to have yelled: ‘I am a prince and I do what I want. You are nobody! The complainants claim they saw Prince Majed’s girlfriend and another woman standing with ‘bruises and blood on their face and body’ and ‘shaking and crying’. Soon afterwards, the LAPD arrived and removed the prince from the premises.
He allegedly yelled ‘no news!’ at onlookers as he was handcuffed and bundled into the police car.