OC DA Drops Charges Against Saudi Princess Meshael Alayban In Slavery Case

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The last time we wrote about the bizarre case of Meshael Alayban, the Saudi Princess accused of enslaving her Kenyan housekeeper, we quoted Alayban's attorney, who claimed she was innocent, and that the facts would ultimately vindicate her.

The attorney, Paul S. Meyer, Matt Coker reported on July 12, characterized the entire incident as an employment dispute over hours and wages, releasing a written statement saying "We ... expect that the truth will resolve this matter."

Someone give that man a Nostradamus award: in a surprise press conference today, District Attorney Tony Rackauckas dismissed all charges against Alayban, citing lack of evidence.

According to Alayban's attorneys, her accuser was a liar who made up the allegations to win citizenship. Rackauckas, for his part, stated today that his office had done its best to pursue what initially appeared to be a very convincing case.

"The allegations were strong and we had reasons to believe they were true,'' he said. "And we were certainly dealing with a family who could leave the jurisdiction in a short time so I think bringing the case under the circumstances was the right thing to do at the time. It did appear the evidence corroborated [the claims], but as we looked deeper into it it didn't.''

In its report today, City News Service quoted the accuser's lawyer, Steve Baric, who denied any allegation that his client had made up her story, expressing disappointment in Rackauckas' decision to drop the case. "To say this is about her getting a visa is ridiculous,'' Baric said ``We're obviously disappointed. We have a lot of respect for the district attorney and his commitment to protect victims of human trafficking.''

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25 comments
Dan Madrid
Dan Madrid

yeah........"ain't it nice"......friends in high places!!!.....Sides........whats this princess, king queen shit......

Tiffany Speed Blay
Tiffany Speed Blay

Maybe the maid was trying to extort money from a rich family? It wouldn't be the first time.

Doris Martinez
Doris Martinez

If you are RICH, the money talks & that's all there is to it.

Jason W Buckley
Jason W Buckley

Innocent until proven guilty. I would not want anyone one of you on a jury if I was a defendant.

Paul Lucas
Paul Lucas

I would bet the Saudi Royal family had a hand in this.

paullucas714
paullucas714 topcommenter

This is the second case that got dropped by OC judges that clearly should have gone forward. First the hit and run lady whose son went on a killing spree and now this. WTF is happening?

Kurt Miller
Kurt Miller

As the saying goes: "Money talks, bull**** walks"

Judy Case
Judy Case

I've been saying Hmmmmm since I heard...smh

Rj St Thomas
Rj St Thomas

The Saudi Family paid them off without question.

Richard Pedley
Richard Pedley

Since when do DA's ever drop cases. Must be money involved...

Arturo Robles
Arturo Robles

So I guess paying somebody $ 220 a week to work 16 hours and not be able to leave is ok and lawful..as long as the boss gives you a cell phone..hooks up cable..with internet and facebook...you are not a slave by law ??

Andrew Luistro Ω
Andrew Luistro Ω

and everyone will continue living their lives with their head up their asses letting the filthy rich get away with anything they please... just another day in paradise...

Tom Slick Pearson
Tom Slick Pearson

Money talks, and bullshit walks in this Country. Thought you guys knew....

Ozzy Ramirez
Ozzy Ramirez

i worked for the saudi royal family before as a driver . they seem to be nice people but you can not have slaves in usa.. but they have the money to get out of it just like anyone else in america. if you have cash you will do no time

paullucas714
paullucas714 topcommenter

@Richard Pedley I would suspect more along the lines of the Saudi Royal family getting involved with high level Federal folks.

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