A female police officer who claims she was sexually harassed by Major General Roni Ritman, the head of the Lahav 433 unit, submitted a libel suit Tuesday against Police Commissioner Roni Alsheikh. The officer us suing Alsheikh for 138,000 NIS after he allegedly called her a “criminal” during the course of a meeting with senior police officers.
The decision to submit the libel action was taken after the Police Commissioner was quoted as reportedly saying that there are people with vested interests who wish to harm the Lahav 433 unit and its director.
Attorney Hai Barel representing the officer wrote in the plaintiff’s claim that “it is well known to Alsheikh that the plaintiff has never been accused of crimimal activity, has certainly never been indicted for criminal activity and the term ‘criminal’ can only be described as libel. It is clear that this is no slip of the tongue or statement made in good faith by Alsheikh but rather an intentional effort to harm the plaintiff by insulting and humiliating her. – READ MORE