Toronto Sun

Wednesday, December 19, 2001

Saudi princess faces charges

Toronto Sun

ORLANDO, Fla. -- A Saudi princess has been charged with beating her servant and pushing her down a flight of stairs.

Princess Buniah al-Saud, the niece of King Fahd of Saudi Arabia, was held without bond at the Orange County Jail for allegedly beating her maid.

Al-Saud, 41, was also charged yesterday with stealing $6,000 worth of electronic goods from her chauffeur.

The maid said al-Saud beat her, hit her head against a wall and pushed her down a flight of stairs, leaving her unable to walk.

The Saudi embassy in Washington said the princess had diplomatic immunity.