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.