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“If you want to work here you have to suck some d–k” flight attendants Accuse Saad Hariri of Harassment

A pair of flight attendants claim they were repeatedly sexually assaulted by the then-prime minister of Lebanon aboard his private plane — including while en route to a state visit at the White House — according to a federal lawsuit, according to a report published by the New York Post.

Saad Al-Hariri, regularly groped the two women and forcibly raped one of them multiple times during flights where Hariri was “heavily medicated” and his cronies drank and did cocaine, they alleged in court papers.

The attacks frequently occurred on Hariri’s Boeing-737, claimed the women, who were identified in court papers only as Jane Doe 1 and 2.

“If you want to work in this company you are going to have to learn to suck some d–k,” Jane Doe 1’s boss, Helen Conlon, allegedly told her when she reported the assaults, she claimed in the Brooklyn Federal Court lawsuit.

During one alleged attack, Hariri allegedly “forcefully” grabbed Jane Doe 1’s genitals and told her, “I like you. I’ll see you again, very soon,” according to the legal papers.

The first accuser — who “feared the possible consequences to both her future employment and safety if she reported the abuse externally” — finally quit in 2009 after years of assaults, she said in the litigation.

The second accuser was first assaulted by Hariri in September 2007, when he flew to Washington, DC for a state visit with President George W. Bush, she alleged.

Hariri asked for a bottle of water in his bedroom, then tried to force her onto his bed before she escaped, she said in the legal filing.

Another of the attacks took place after a 2008 Christmas party during which the female crew was required to dress in “sexy” Santa costumes and guests drank “copious” amounts of booze, she said in court papers.

When she reported the assaults, Conlon allegedly told her, “nobody says no to [Hariri], darling,” according to the lawsuit.

She was fired in 2010, the alleged victim said in the litigation.

The women, who hail from Australia and Wales, sued Hariri, a dual citizen in Lebanon and Saudi Arabia, in New York under the state’s Adult Survivors Act.

The law opened a one-year legal window for victims who were over the age of 18 when they were assaulted, and whose cases are otherwise past the statute of limitations, to go to court.

The victims reported the assaults to law enforcement in their home countries, according to their lawyer, Zachary Holzberg.

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