On Wednesday, 16 December, it became known that another former subordinate of the Minister of internal Affairs Silvan Shalom accused him of sexual harassment. A woman shared her experiences with friends and relatives, after which the information went to the police.
Investigative bodies and the office of the legal adviser asked the woman to file a complaint with the police in order to add to the case. She refused, but agreed to tell his story in conversation with the police. The woman gave a statement to the police a year ago. The morning of December 16 excerpts of her testimony were published in the newspaper «Haaretz».
According to the woman, during one of his foreign trips, Silvan Shalom asked her to come to his room. In the room she found the Minister naked. In another case, the Minister suggested she could take her home, and during the trip his hand was first on her knee and then higher. This woman claims that for years suffered harassment.
After the publication in «Haaretz» a third woman wrote in his Twitter that he believes every word published in the media, as she has experienced it all.
Radio station «Sieves Beth» reported that a total of three women allege that they experienced sexual harassment by Silvan Shalom.
Note that in March 2014 former subordinate Silvan Shalom accused him of sexual harassment. However, in may legal adviser to the government has recommended closing the investigation because of the information concerning suspicions against the Minister, not confirmed, in other cases, the police or failed to find victims, or women refused to cooperate with the investigation.
«Sieves Beth» gave the representatives of Meretz has turned to the legal Advisor to the government with a request to order the resumption of the investigation. In MERETZ suggests that the publication emerges «very disturbing picture» and «it is about a serial sexual offender».
Silvan Shalom denies all charges in his address.