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Zionist Union MK Shelly Yacimovich defended on Monday the testimony of alleged sexual abuse committed by fellow party MK Eitan Broshi, after Broshi’s lawyer Ilan Bombach threatened to file a libel lawsuit against her.
“His threats don’t scare me,” she said in an interview with the Mako news portal on Monday night. “My role as a public servant is to use the power I have to reach out to the weak [...] and I intend to continue to do so.”
On Sunday, Yacimovich published on social media a detailed encounter with yet another woman, who says she was sexually abused
by Broshi, leading to renewed calls for him to step down.
“M. is one of many women who recently approached me and told me about the serious harassment they suffered from Broshi,” she explained.
In response, Broshi’s lawyer Bombach released a statement, bashing Yacimovich for her post.
“Yacimovich smells blood and does not hesitate to destroy a person’s life,” Bombach said. “The main things for her is to pick up a few more votes and likes on Facebook.”
Broshi also sued Zionist Union leader Avi Gabbay for NIS 300,000 after the latter suspended him from the party and called him a “sex offender,” in response to a letter from a woman detailing how Broshi sexually assaulted her
in an elevator 15 years ago.
Bombach, denied the incident took place, and complained that an alleged incident from 15 years ago was even being reported.
Several women came out in recent weeks to complain about sexual harassment committed by the minister, after he was seen last month pushing fellow Zionist Union MK Ayelet Nahmias-Verbin, who stood in his way on a narrow path on Kibbutz Be’eri.
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