Wednesday, December 19, 2001
Saudi princess faces chargesBy AP
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.