A second Muslim woman in Paris also accused Ramadan of raping her in a hotel room in 2009. The unnamed 42-year-old, who is reported to have disability in her legs, said that the professor had subjected her to a terrifying and violent sexual assault. The French edition of Vanity Fair magazine, whose staff met the 45-year-old woman, said her lawsuit against Ramadan described “blows to the face and body, forced sodomy, rape with an object and various humiliations, including being dragged by the hair to the bathtub and urinated on.”
A third woman known as “Marie” — her real name is Mounia Borrouj — also accused Ramadan of rape. Other accusations of rape and extreme sexual violence have also been made against him by an American woman now living in Kuwait, and by another in Belgium; the legal status of these accusations is not clear.
On June 5, the French judges handling Ramadan’s case dismissed the charges made by “Marie.” This led to much mafficking by Ramadan’s supporters. They thought that their hero, unjustly persecuted by the French justice system solely because he was such a prominent Muslim, at last was seeing justice done, and they looked forward to his being completely exonerated. Apparently these judges, described by Ramadan’s loyalists for so long as “unfair” and “biased,” had suddenly became “fair” and “unbiased.”
What made the judges dismiss the accusations by “Marie”?