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(photo credit: Reuters)
a week after a scandal involving a famous Israeli singer and
allegations of sex with underage girls broke, the singer, his father,
and two other men were brought in for questioning on Wednesday, Tel
Aviv police said.
In addition to the singer, those being investigated include the manager of a well-known radio station and a Tel Aviv promoter.
which broke last week and has dominated the media since, involves one of
Israel’s most famous singers and a complaint made by one 15-year-old girl that
she had sexual relations with him on more than one occasion.
The media has been rife with reports that
people close to the singer “scouted” girls at his concerts and invited them to
the parties, a report that police would not confirm on Sunday.
allegation has been followed by testimony from other girls believed to be linked
to the case, which was first opened months earlier.
Omri Hayoon, the
blogger who broke the case by violating a gag order last Wednesday, was
questioned under caution by police over the weekend on suspicion of obstruction
On Saturday night he issued a complaint to Tel Aviv police
saying that he feels that his life is in danger because of what he said
was incitement against him, largely from prominent public-relations man Rani
Rahav, who in recent days has been outspoken in his criticism of
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The singer, for his part, said during a concert in Tel Aviv on
Thursday night that “I had a difficult day, I could have canceled, but music
People close to the singer have said that in the midst of
the controversy he plans to continue his public and TV appearances and will not
make any cancellations.
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