Sara Netanyahu: There were dead cockroaches in our house

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July 15, 2012 17:22

 
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In Sunday's hearing on Sara Netanyahu's counter-suit against her former housekeeper Lillian Peretz, the prime minister's wife said that she didn't dare complain about the house because of Peretz's temperament.

"The house was not particularly clean, but we didn't dare say anything to hear. We knew her temperament. Even when my son found dead cockroaches I told him it's not worth dealing with her," Netanyahu said, according to Israel Radio.

Peretz, who filed the lawsuit against the prime minister’s wife two years ago, has claimed Netanyahu refused to pay her various social benefits required under law, paid her less than minimum wage, and made her work long hours including on Saturdays, even though Peretz is Shabbat-observant.

Netanyahu has denied the allegations and says they are slander. In response to Peretz’s lawsuit, the prime minister’s wife filed a counter-suit, demanding that Peretz pay her NIS 600,000 compensation for defamation, invasion of privacy and breach of confidentiality.

Joanna Paraszczuk contributed to this report.

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