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A Turkish model has filed a lawsuit against the Moroccan ambassador to Ankara and organizers of a soirée at the Moroccan embassy, claiming that she was insulted by the ambassador’s wife and beaten by fashion designers at the event, daily Habertürk reported.

Turkish model Belgin Saydan claimed that Moroccan fashion designers had beaten her on the backstage as she attended a fashion event at the Moroccan Embassy in Ankara around four months ago. She also said the wife of the ambassador insulted her and that she was not paid after the event. 

Saydan said she organized two parades during the evening that took place at Cermodern. Moroccan fashion designers, who were also working at the same event, allegedly beat her when she attempted to stop a fight on the backstage. 

In her compliant, Saydan said she had completed the parades despite the incident but that she was not paid for her services. 

At a cocktail that followed the fashion parade, Saydan claimed that Moroccan Ambassador to Ankara Lotfi Aword’s wife told her that “Turkish girls are very ugly and don’t know how to walk. They are not as beautiful as we are.”

Moroccan embassy officials, however, denied the claims, adding that Saydan tried to blackmail them.

October/06/2015

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