France detains Morocco singer on rape charges

Moroccan singer Saad Lamjarred

Moroccan singer Saad Lamjarred has once again been detained in France on allegations of rape, officials have said.

Lamjarred was held following an alleged incident which took place in a hotel in Saint-Tropez. No further details have been given.

The 33-year-old singer is already on bail over an alleged rape case dating back to 2016 and the king of Morocco intervened to cover the singer’s legal fees.

Lamjarred was also arrested in 2010 on suspicion of assault.

Prosecutors in the south-eastern city of Draguignan, near Saint-Tropez, told AFPnews agency that the latest case was “complex” and involved two “radically opposed versions of events”.