FILE - In this Israeli Dec. 1, 2013. file photo, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu listens to his wife Sara during a meeting with the Roman Jewish Community at the Great Synagogue in Rome. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca, File)
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM: A former employee at the official residence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has filed a lawsuit alleging he was abused by the Israeli leader's wife, Sara.
Netanyahu's office has rejected the claims as "outrageous."
The lawsuit by Menny Neftali, a former member of the housekeeping staff, says he was subjected to abusive language and ethnic insults by Sara Netanyahu. Among his claims, he alleges she woke him at 3 a.m. to chastise him for buying the wrong kind of milk. In another case, he says she threw a vase of day-old flowers on the floor, scolding him that they were not fresh enough.
Neftali is seeking about $280,000 in damages in Israeli Labor court.
It is the latest scandal to hit the Netanyahus, who have been accused of extravagant spending.
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