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Saudi man arrested for assaulting female domestic worker after video goes viral

RIYADH: A video of a female domestic worker being physically harassed by a man went viral and sparked outrage on Saudi Twitter couple of days ago.

According to Sabq News site, the victim, who is of Filipino origin, uploaded the video she secretly filmed to her own Facebook page. The footage was later taken down but went viral after it was uploaded to Twitter by social media users.

In the video, the abusive man is seen trying to rape the victim, as she tries to push him away. She later threatens him with a knife, forcing him to leave the room.

The victim narrates her ordeal thru Facebook live:

After the incident, Lili, the victim, posted two live stream Facebook videos, which are now still on her page.

In both streams, the woman is seen pleading for help, asking that she be allowed to travel back home to the Philippines as both a man and a woman, who appear to be her employers, are heard talking to her from behind the door.


While the nationality of the attacker remains unclear with some on social media claiming he’s Egyptian, Lili’s Facebook page lists her as living in Riyadh. While one website claims  Lili’s complete name is Lilibeth Rodriguez, hailing from Balayan, Batangas.

In the live streams she shared on Facebook, the domestic worker is seen crying and accusing her employers of mistreating her.

The picture as she heads back home

According to Sabq news site, authorities are set to investigate the case and arrest the abuser.

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