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Model says businessman Moshe Hogeg sexually assaulted her; agent silenced her complaint

Moshe Hogeg, Israeli businessman and Beitar Jerusalem owner, seen at the team's training ground in Jerusalem on June 25, 2019. (Flash90)
Moshe Hogeg, Israeli businessman and Beitar Jerusalem owner, seen at the team's training ground in Jerusalem on June 25, 2019. (Flash90)

A well-known model has said that Moshe Hogeg, a businessman who until recently was the owner of the Beitar Jerusalem soccer club, sexually assaulted her years ago, when she was 17, Channel 13 news reports.

The network cites the model saying Hogeg entered her hotel room and tried to force himself on her, but she managed to fend him off.

She told her agent about the incident, but the agent — who had business dealings with Hogeg — did not report it to her parents or to law enforcement authorities. The model did not file a police complaint.

Channel 13 says its investigation yielded many more significant details that have been barred from publication after the agent secured a court gag order.

Hogeg denies the accusation and says the sexual act was consensual, adding that he has taken a lie detector test confirming that. He says the timing “isn’t a coincidence” and says he is being targeted with a “smear campaign” by an individual who recently blackmailed him, demanding $4.5 million or else the sexual misconduct allegations will be published.

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