Police suspect Avi Nir beating was over findings on a Channel 2 show

Police verifying connection between Keshet CEO beating and events hall manager arrest for sexual harassment.

December 4, 2008 12:51

An events hall manager in Tel Aviv was arrested Thursday morning on suspicion of committing indecent assault and sexual harassment against a female investigator of a Channel 2 show who was working at the events hall undercover after several complaints against the manager were received. The suspect, a 55-year-old Ramat Gan man, was taken in for questioning and will be brought for remand extension on Thursday. In addition, a well-known producer in the entertainment field was investigated on the suspicion of having threatened two people from the Channel 2 show should they air their findings. The police was verifying the possibility of a connection between this incident and the brutal beating of Avi Nir - CEO of Keshet which carries the Channel 2 show - over a week ago Nir was attacked while walking his dog near his home in Tel Aviv. The alleged assailants confirmed his identity before proceeding to beat him.

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