Prosecutors in Paris have opened a preliminary investigation into Bahraini ambassador Naser Mohamed Youssef Al-Belooshi’s alleged sexual harassment of an employee.
A former domestic worker for the Bahraini envoy said she was inappropriately approached by Naser Mohamed Youssef Al-Belooshi over a year before being fired in October 2011, AFP reported on Tuesday.
The incidents allegedly took place at the ambassador’s home in the Paris suburb of Neuilly.
The 44-year-old plaintiff had initially accused Naser Mohamed Youssef Al-Belooshi of raping her on more than one occasion, but later told investigators that she was able to thwart those attempts.
The initial probe will determine the veracity of the allegations, which if proven, could lead to charges.
The alleged victim has also claimed that the ambassador’s son threatened her with a gun in September 2010.