Ladies and mentlegen, I give you one of the more hilarious headlines of the year, courtesy of the Associated Press: “Spain Resurrects Rape Probe Into Saudi Prince.”
Hey, I thought only aliens did probes, and they did them on co–oh:
MADRID (AP) — Spain has reopened a rape probe against a Saudi prince who is one of the world’s richest people, looking again at allegations he drugged and sexually assaulted a young model on a yacht on the Mediterranean island of Ibiza, according to court papers.
The alleged assault by Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, 56, reportedly took place on Aug. 13, 2008, but an investigating magistrate on the popular resort island closed the case last year on grounds of insufficient evidence.
However, a higher provincial court in the Balearic Islands, which include Ibiza, accepted an appeal by the plaintiff and issued an order this year instructing the same magistrate to resume the probe and question the prince as a suspect.
That’s not what I thought it meant. Oh well, this should still be high comedy in some market. At they very least, it should make the DSK case look like
foreplay child’s play.
PS: No, I’m not making a zombie joke. That would just be awkward.
PSS: Yes, I know I’m mixing metaphors in my title. It’s actually a line from a book.