The British murder trial of Saud Abdulaziz bin Nasser al Saud (pictured, left) continues with more attempts to convince the court the the Saudi prince was a homo. Having admitted to killing (but not murdering) his servant Bandar Abdulaziz (right) back in February during a “ferocious attack” (that left Abdulaziz strangled and with bite marks on his face), Al Saud repeatedly insisted he is not gay, and did not do gay things with the help. But everyone taking the stand says otherswise!
A man wearing bright boxer shorts was seen in the London hotel room of a Saudi prince accused of murdering his servant, a court has heard. Shamshul Arafin, a waiter, said he spotted the man when he was serving Taittinger champagne to the room where Saud Abdulaziz bin Nasser al Saud was staying. Mr Arafin told the Old Bailey he assumed the guest, at the Landmark Hotel in Marylebone, central London, was gay.
[...] Mr Arafin, who was working as an overnight room service waiter, has told jurors how he was called several times to room 312 where the men were staying, bringing Evian water, sticky toffee pudding and pasta. He told the court the first occasion he served the men – one lighter-skinned, one darker-skinned – was to bring a bottle of Taittinger champagne, and it was then he saw the man, in his early 20s, in his boxer shorts there. “I have seen a guy – fair, white skinned, it seems to me he is from Europe. He is young. I have seen him for two seconds. He was wearing shorts and that’s it. He was wearing colourful boxers. He wasn’t wearing any top. “Based on two males staying in the same room and one is half naked, it’s quite obvious to me, it seems to me they are gay – the lighter-skinned man.” Mr Arafin said he dealt with “lots of gay people” at the hotel, adding: “It seems to me that he is gay.”
I do love it when open speculation about somebody’s sexuality is allowed in court! But I guess the relationship between Al Saud and his dead victim is a crucial element to the prosecutors, who are trying to prove it was an abusive gay love affair that resulted in Abdulaziz’s death.
And as we all know, when a superior shares a hotel room with an underling, there’s something gay going on.