Another Ex-Worker at Netanyahu Residence Sues PM’s Wife

YERUSHALAYIM (AP) -
An Israeli security guard walks at the entrance to the prime minister’s residence in Yerushalayim. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

A report in Yediot Acharonot on Friday said that another former worker from the prime minister’s housekeeping staff is filing a lawsuit over alleged mistreatment at the hands of Binyamin Netanyahu’s wife.

The woman has filed a NIS 225,000 ($64,000) civil suit against Netanyahu’s wife, Sara, claiming she was abused.

The prime minister on social media called the suit “an extortion attempt” and said it’s the “same system, same lies, the same newspaper and the same lawyer.”

Several former employees have claimed mistreatment.

The Netanyahus deny any wrongdoing, dismissing allegations as a political witch hunt by hostile media.

Mrs. Netanyahu has long been plagued by allegations of allegedly squabbling with staff and meddling in state affairs.

Last year, a court ruled that she abused a worker, awarding him $42,000 in damages.