The prime minister’s wife, Sara Netanyahu, is the subject of a civil suit by a 24-year-old former cleaner employed at the Beit Aghion residence between August and September, Yedioth Ahronoth reports. During the month of employment, the woman alleges that she was subjected to abuse and humiliating treatment.
In documents seen by Yedioth Ahronoth, it is alleged that Mrs. Netanyahu engaged in a strict cleanliness code, meaning the woman was forbidden from eating in the residence and had to wash her hands “about 100 times a day.”
It is also alleged that Mrs. Netanyahu asked the employee to “promise that during her work she would refrain from going on vacation,” and told her “I love workers who run… that’s why I do not employ fat women.”
In the suit, the woman claims that the guidelines for cleaning in the residence were “extreme,” reports Haaretz, and she was left feeling like a “slave.”
Last year, the Jerusalem District Labor Court ruled that two former employees at the prime minister’s residence be awarded compensation. Both men cited abusive treatment by Sara Netanyahu in their claims.