A Saudi prince living in Los Angeles has been charged with sexual assault after neighbors reportedly saw a bleeding woman screaming for help as she tried to scale the walls surrounding a large estate in Beverly Glen. Los Angeles police told reporters that Prince Majed Abdulaziz Al Saud is accused of trying to force a domestic worker to perform oral sex.
The Los Angeles Times reports Al Saud, 29, was booked and promptly went free after posting a $300,000 bond on Thursday afternoon. He is charged with forced oral copulation of an adult, false imprisonment, and battery. A neighbor, Tennyson Collins, said she saw the woman trying to scale a roughly eight-foot wall around the property Wednesday afternoon. Collins led police into the gated community the following afternoon, where they found and arrested Al Saud.
According to police, Al Saud is renting the property, a large estate on Wallingford Drive Collins told the Los Angeles Times it’s frequently rented by international guests. They say that while some foreign royals do have diplomatic immunity in the U.S., they’ve determined Al Saud does not. Court records show he will appear in Los Angeles Superior Court on October 19.
The Wallingford compound where Al Saud was arrested. Screengrab via CNN/KABC