Photo: Amit Shabi
'The young woman hit on him.' Ramon
Photo: Amit Shabi

Minister Ramon questioned for 7 hours

Haim Ramon, suspected of sexually harassing young woman, interrogated at National Fraud Investigations Unit offices. Minister's spokesman: He knows his innocence will be declared

Justice Minister Haim Ramon, who is suspected of sexual harassing a young woman, arrived Wednesday morning at the Bat-Yam offices of the Israel Police National Fraud Investigations Unit.


Following more than seven hours of questioning, Ramon left the building while dodging reporters.


A spokesperson for Ramon said, “He answered all the questions, cooperated with the investigators and knows that his innocence will be declared.”


The young woman who made the complaint, does not work in the Justice Ministry, but carried out a different role in a separate government office.


The woman said in her complaint that two weeks ago she completed her work at a government ministry. On the same day Ramon, who she briefly knew from her work, arrived at the office, and she asked to take a picture with him.


After taking a picture and remaining in the room alone, the young woman claims that Ramon tried to kiss her aggressively and penetrate her mouth with his tongue.


She said she did not object to him forcefully because "I didn't know what to do with myself."


Later, H (pseudonym) said she cried profusely, and her colleagues noticed. She told the person directly responsible over her what transpired, and the latter submitted a complaint to the police.


Sources close to Ramon said the story was “a complete fabrication,” saying the only truth to it is the fact that the woman asked to take a photo with the minister on her last day at work. They said that it was the woman who tried to “hit” on Ramon, not the other way around.


פרסום ראשון: 07.26.06, 09:07
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