FILE - In this Feb.7 2016 file photo, Muslim scholar Tariq Ramadan delivers a speech during a French Muslim organizations meeting in Lille, northern France. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler, File)
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Prominent Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan remained in custody in Paris Thursday after spending a night behind bars over rape allegations that emerged in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.Ramadan, a Swiss national whose grandfather founded Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Islamist movement, has furiously denied separate accusations from two Muslim women that he raped them in French hotel rooms in 2009 and 2012 .She said Ramadan raped her in his hotel room, telling Le Parisien newspaper: "He choked me so hard that I thought I was going to die".She lodged a rape complaint against Ramadan on Oct. 20 .
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