Former media personality Emmanuel Rosen was questioned under caution for nine
hours on Thursday for a series of sex crime allegations leveled against him in
recent months by a number of past female co-workers.
under caution is often the final step before an arrest warrant is served and
official criminal charges are pursued against a defendant.
brought to the National Fraud Investigative Unit headquarters in Lod after
police spent the past two months gathering evidence against him from a series of
Rosen is expected to return for further questioning in
the coming days.
The Lahav 433 unit of the Israel Police said Thursday
afternoon that Rosen was released after nine hours of questioning into
allegations of sexual assault and sexual harassment and that he was released
with the condition that he not make contact with any of the people involved in
The allegations against Rosen first broke in April, after
Haaretz reported that he was the “senior media figure” at the center of a series
of sexual harassment complaints. As the media storm grew, a series of former
colleagues came forward complaining of crimes that exceeded mere sexual
On Thursday, Rosen’s media adviser Ronen Moshe said “we
welcome the opportunity for Emmanuel to present his version of events and for
the truth to be determined by facts and not rumors and wild incitement. We trust
in the police and call for them to unearth the truth.”
reporters after leaving the police station that “I’m very happy that I came here
today, to the place that determines what's truth and not gossip, what are facts
and not defamation, and reality and not rumors.
“I went through a fair
and substantial investigation and I want to thank the Israel Police for this. I
trust them 100 percent. I will do whatever I can to help finish the
investigation as quickly as possible and get back to my life and routine.”
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