BEIRUT: The Cabinet accepted Friday the official resignation of Beirut’s acting Governor Nassif Qaloush, weeks after a former employee accused him of sexual harassment.
During a government session at Baabda Palace, ministers approved the resignation of Qaloush and appointed Ziyad Shbib to the post.
Last month, a former employee Hoda Sankari publicly released a covertly filmed video appearing to show Qaloush making inappropriate overtures.
In the video, Sankari speaks to a camera and accuses Qaloush of sexually harassing her before showing footage of an incriminating conversation between them.
Qaloush has filed lawsuit against her for fabricating the allegations against him.