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AG Mulls Investigating Sheetrit over Housemaid

Channel 10 reported Sheetrit paid his maid 270,000 shekels to keep her from revealing improper behavior.
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 6/12/2014, 10:28 PM

Meir Sheetrit for president? (file)
Meir Sheetrit for president? (file)
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Channel 10 reported Sheetrit paid his maid 270,000 shekels to keep her from revealing improper behavior.

Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein is considering launching an investigation against MK Meir Sheetrit, over allegations of “sexual harassment.”

Channel 10 reported Wednesday that MK Meir Sheetrit paid his housemaid 270,000 shekels in order to get her to refrain from complaining he had harassed her. According to the report, after the housemaid was fired, she claimed that Sheetrit had “sexually harassed” her “numerous times.”

Several days after she began mentioning this, a secret agreement was signed between the two, in which she committed not complain against him or sue him in the future. In exchange, she received 270,000 shekels.

MK Sheetrit said that his public activity, throughout his life, had been spotlessly clean. He said that the civil and financial disagreement with the former housemaid was settled in the agreement, and the clauses of confidentiality and privacy must be respected.

The Ministry of Justice said that the police received information about the agreement 18 months ago, spoke to the housemaid and found that there was no justification for a criminal investigation. For unknown reasons, the police did not inform the AG of this incident.

Sheetrit was one of five last candidates in the runoff for the presidential elections this week, and was the only one who reached the second round opposite Reuven Rivlin.