Police to recommend closing file on Shalom

Former Interior Minister Silvan Shalom stepped down late last year following anonymous allegations of sexual harassment - but no evidence.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Interior Minister Silvan Shalom
Interior Minister Silvan Shalom
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Police are leaning towards recommending the criminal investigation against former Interior Minister Silvan Shalom be closed, according to Channel 10.

Shalom resigned as a minister and as a Likud party MK in December, after a string of anonymous allegations by former employees, who claimed he had sexually harassed them.

Shalom has consistently denied the allegations, and since the initial claims first surfaced not a single police complaint has been lodged.

Attorney Moren Simon, Chairman of the Committee Against False Complaints, responded to news of the impending closure of Shalom's case by slamming the culture of trial by media against men in public positions on the basis of anonymous, unproven testimony.

"One Facebook status is enough" to ruin a man's career, he noted, in this case surrounding alleged events from five years ago.

"This is disgraceful in my opinion."

It comes just one day after a criminal case against former Jewish Home party MK Yinon Magal - which was also opened due to vague and anonymous allegation of sexual harassment - was officially closed.