Gila and Moshe Katsav
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Gila Katsav: My husband would not rape
Yedioth Ahronoth reveals testimony given by former president's wife to police investigators last December. 'We pitied her. The girl is sick,' Katsav says of complainant A who worked at President's Residence

"This is impossible. He is not the type of person who would rape. I know him. He would forcefully tear off her pants? This is absurd," former President Moshe Katsav's wife, Gila, told police investigators last December.


Yedioth Ahronoth on Thursday revealed the full testimony given by Gila Katsav to police investigators, in which she spoke about the threatening phone calls she received from complainant A who worked at the President's Residence, her husband's fear and her complete trust in him.


"We felt sorry for her. The girl is sick," she said of A. "I did not go into it. I know she is suffering from a terminal illness. My husband told me that."


Katsav told the police investigators about the presents and notes A gave to the former president, about her behavior and the way she used to dress while working at the president's office.


"Her calm behavior changed completely. She used to dress revealingly and I was very disturbed by it, because it was not suitable for the President's Residence. Dignified people arrive, rabbis…


"I personally commented about it because it was very inappropriate…. There was a day when Rabbi B came, and she was sitting there with her breasts provocatively exposed."


Katsav said that she had complete trust in her husband. "I knew all the three girls... I say, from the bottom of my heart, I believe in him 100 percent."




פרסום ראשון: 07.05.07, 09:17
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