A court docket in Paris sentenced Moroccan singer Saad Lamjarred to 6 years in jail.
A six-member jury and three magistrates spent seven hours deliberating Friday (Feb.24) earlier than the singer was discovered responsible of raping a French lady at a luxurious lodge on the Champs-Elysees in October 2016 whereas “drunk” and beneath the affect of cocaine.
In the course of the trial that began Monday (Feb. 13), Lamjarred had denied the allegations of rape and assault on Laura P. who was 20 on the time. The president of the circuit court docket did spotlight within the verdict the “various and evolving” statements of the singer.
The 37-year-old well-known singer was anticipated to be imprisoned beginning Friday.
His legal professionals didn’t want to touch upon the decision and advised the press they have to “mirror” earlier than deciding on a possible attraction.
Lamjarred is likely one of the Arab world’s hottest artists.
In his house nation Morocco, King Mohammed VI awarded him the very best nationwide honor in 2015.
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