The prominent Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, detained in France over rape allegations, paid a woman to stay silent about their relationship in 2015, the Belgian judiciary said. Ramadan, 55, paid the Belgian-Moroccan woman 27,000 euros to stop posting details about their affair online, Luc Hennart, president of the Court of First Instance in Brussels, confirmed to AFP on Wednesday.
The Oxford professor was detained by a French court in February over charges that he raped two Muslim women in France. A third woman has since made further allegations of rape. Ramadan denies all the charges.