Moroccan singer Saad Lamjarred is having a tough time being locked up in the Fleury-Mérogis prison, but so is his alleged victim, Laura Prioul.
While Saad is said to have lost 3KG since being arrested and thrown behind bars on "aggravated rape" charges, Laura took to her Facebook account to tell the singer's fans what she's going through.
The 20-year-old told Saad's supporters that she was set to face him in court last Wednesday, but she refused to because she is "experiencing a dire psychological crisis due to the rape incident allegations."
She continued, "My lawyer has submitted a medical certificate proving my deteriorated health status."
Laura also expressed how tired she is of "receiving threatening messages every day from the fans of Lamjarred."
"I am really a victim of rape and I understand their [Lamjarred’s fans] love and solidarity with Saad," she said.
As for her decision to voluntarily accompany Saad to his room at the Marriott Champs Elysées hotel in Paris, she said, "What happened inside the room does not [literally] mean that I approved to be raped…We must change this mentality, we are in 2016."
However, Laura has faith in the French judicial system: "The love and solidarity of Saad Lamjarred’s fans will not affect the course of the lawsuit, especially in a democratic country such as France. If you [surely] believe in the justice."
Laura also made it clear that she's aware of the seriousness of her allegations, not only on Saad, but on her as well.
"If the court does not prove my statements, I will be sentenced for fraud charges."
Last week, Saad was refused bail. This prompted his three lawyers, Eric Dupont Moretti, Brahim Rachidi, and Jean Marc Fedida, to escalate the case and have it moved from the Court of Appeal to the higher Court of Cassation.
But there's one ray of sunshine for Saad, as his parents have finally been granted permission to visit their son in prison on Monday.
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