Another Housekeeper in Danger; This Time at The Pierre
You would think that Dominique Strauss-Kahn would be a lesson for all pervy politicians with hotel-hopping habits but no, it seems not to have registered with at least one man of power.
Egyptian businessman Mahmoud Abdel-Salam Omar, the former chairman of Egypt's Bank of Alexandria, was arrested on Sunday for locking a housekeeper at the ritzy Pierre Hotel in his $900 a night suite and sexually assaulting her. From NBC New York:
Law enforcement officials tell NBC New York that when the maid arrived at room 1027 with three boxes of tissues, Omar answered the door wearing a "silk-type" garment and asked her to place them on a table near the bed.
According to law enforcement officials, Omar then grabbed the maid in a bear hug and began to kiss and fondle her, grabbing her breasts and rubbing against her.
She resisted and said "I'm not here for this," officials said. He then locked the door to prevent her from leaving, before asking for her phone number, according to officials. When she gave him a number, police said, he let her out of the room.
The 74-year-old Omar is now awaiting charges of sexual abuse, unlawful imprisonment, forcible touching, and harassment. He's also now on our blacklist of worst hotel guests ever. Dennis Rodman, DSK, and Saadi el Qaddafi, you've got a new member of your heinous hotel guests club!
Housekeepers, it's time to clean out the housekeeping closet. Tell us your best, worst, funniest or most embarrassing moments on the job here!
[Photo: NY Daily News]