This is certainly the kind of PR that is going to make all this mid eastern fuckery look like a really good idea. Way to go, a-holes. From The Smoking Gun….
The Middle Eastern leader set to host the upcoming America’s Cup yacht race was once arrested for sexually assaulting a housekeeper at a luxury hotel adjacent to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.
"I never touched her vagina, is she saying I did that," Sheikh Saud asked. "I only touched her butt on the outside of her pants. I never put my hands down her pants."
The previously unreported bust of Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, 53, occurred in June 2005, according to Rochester Police Department documents. The sheikh is the crown prince and effective ruler of Ras al-Khaimah, one of the seven emirates comprising the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which includes Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
About nine months after the sheikh’s arrest, prosecutors declined to pursue the case "due to a lack of probable cause," according to police records. The prosecutor’s file on the case has been purged, and only a computer entry noting that "prosecution declined" remains, according to an Olmsted County Attorney employee. One investigator involved in the case told TSG that they believed Sheikh Saud’s status as a head of state–not to mention his UAE domicile–played a role in charges not being pursued. Read on…