DSK 2.0: Another international banker arrested for sexual assault
posted at 10:10 am on May 31, 2011 by Tina Korbe
Is it two weeks ago? Because the headline is almost exactly the same. An international moneyman has been arrested in New York City for allegedly assaulting a hotel maid.
Mahmoud Abdel-Salam Omar — the 74-year-old former chairman of Egypt’s Bank of Alexandria — allegedly groped and “gyrated” against the maid in Room 1027 at The Pierre hotel on Fifth Avenue, a law-enforcement source told The Post.
He was wearing a bathrobe at the time, but it was not clear what, if anything, he had on under it.
The alleged attack came just two weeks after Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the disgraced former head of the International Monetary Fund, was charged with sexually assaulting a maid at the Sofitel hotel in Midtown.
Omar is now the head of El.Mex Salinas, a Middle East-based salt-mining company. The 44-year-old maid reported the incident yesterday morning, alleging the assault took place Sunday night. The hotel called the cops at about 9:30 a.m. yesterday. Omar was taken into custody at the hotel, taken to the 19th Precinct station house and charged with sexual abuse, unlawful imprisonment, forcible touching and harassment.
Original it’s not — but it’s no less disappointing for having been done before.