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A third woman has accused Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan of rape, claiming that he used threats to force her into “violent and degrading” sexual relations on about 10 occasions. Ramadan is in jail awaiting trial over accusations by two other women.

The cases against the 55-year-old father of four, who has taken leave of absence from a post at the UK’s Oxford University following the accusations, have received huge media attention in France, where he has had a certain following among Muslims but attracted criticism from some politicians.

In the latest accusations, a Muslim woman in her 40s, who is referred to as “Marie”, says he raped her on several occasions during rendezvous in hotels in 2013-14.

According to Europe 1 radio, she had told him that she had been an escort girl and that she had been one of the women who had sex with Dominique Strauss-Kahn and other men in a Lille hotel, leading to a court case in which the former IMF boss was found not guilty of pimping. Read More …

 

 

A third woman has accused Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan of rape, claiming that he used threats to force her into “violent and degrading” sexual relations on about 10 occasions. Ramadan is in jail awaiting trial over accusations by two other women. The cases against the 55-year-old father of four, who has taken leave of absence from a post at the UK’s Oxford University following the accusations, have received huge media attention in France, where he has had a certain following among Muslims but attracted criticism from some politicians. In the latest accusations, a Muslim woman in her 40s, who is referred to as “Marie”, says he raped her on several occasions during rendezvous in hotels in 2013-14. According to Europe 1 radio, she had told him that she had been an escort girl and that she had been one of the women who had sex with Dominique Strauss-Kahn and other men in a Lille hotel, leading to a court case in which the former IMF boss was found not guilty of pimping.