Harrods boss denies alleged sex assaults
Harrods owner Mohamed Al Fayed has strongly denied claims of sexual offense on a girl under the age of 16, according to Mail Online.
He was placed under caution but not arrested and left without charge.
The Egyptian tycoon’s spokeswoman Katharine Witty said he voluntarily visited the police station today and spent less than half an hour there.
She said: “Mr. Al Fayed vehemently denies the allegations and is confident that his name will be cleared.”
The police, in their statement, said the alleged assault took place at a business in central London, and the allegation, which remains under investigation, was received in May.
The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, lodged a formal complaint alleging the Harrods executive forcibly kissed her.
She managed to escape his alleged advances, but as she left the room she claims he warned her ‘not to tell anyone’.
Mr Fayed was born in Egypt and moved to Britain in the 70s. He acquired Harrods in 1985 and is also the owner of Fulham football club.
His son Dodi was killed with Diana, Princess of Wales, in a car crash in Paris in 1997 during a holiday in France.
He spent 10-years campaigning for an investigation into their deaths, claiming it had been a plot by the British “establishment”.
This year, coroner Lord Justice Scott Baker dismissed his claim the pair had been murdered and said there was “not a shred of evidence” to support it.