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One of Menlo College's Wealthiest Grads Accused of Sexual Assault

Original post made by Bob, Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park, on Sep 25, 2011

Billionaire Menlo College graduate Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, nephew of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, is being investigated in Spain on allegations that he "drugged and sexually assaulted a young model on a yacht on the Mediterranean island of Ibiza" in 2008.

A spokeswoman for Prince Alwaleed's company said last week that the accusations against him were "completely and utterly false." She said the prince did not charter a yacht in Ibiza, or take his own yacht there, at the time when the model said she was assaulted and raped.

Al-Waleed received a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration from Menlo College in 1979. His wealth is reportedly about $20 billion. He is a leading investor in both Citigroup and Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. media empire. A number of Saudi princes attended Menlo College in the 1970s.

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Posted by Menlo Voter
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Sep 25, 2011 at 4:01 pm

" A number of Saudi princes attended Menlo College in the 1970s."

And?


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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of another community
on Sep 25, 2011 at 7:25 pm

Doesn't it seem more relevant that he's royalty accused of the crime than that he's so wealthy?


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Posted by Menlo Voter
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Sep 25, 2011 at 8:21 pm

Doesn't it seem relevant that he's male? None of it is relevant. It's all ninsense trying to smear someone because of who they are.


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