The investigation into the complaint filed by Shima Kaes against her ex-fiancé Johnny de Mol is in full swing, the Public Prosecution Service reported on Thursday. De Mol asked the Public Prosecution Service in Amsterdam on Wednesday to prosecute in response to the report. Kaes accuses him of assaulting her during their relationship in 2015.
De Mol, who denies the allegations, hopes that a thorough investigation by the judiciary and criminal prosecution can end the allegations against him. His lawyer Peter Plasman announced this on Wednesday.
Kaes filed a declaration at the end of 2020. “Recently” she was heard by the police about the matter, the Public Prosecution Service reported. Furthermore, it can only be reported that the investigation is ongoing, further details are not given.
Plasman reported earlier that the public prosecutor has promised that the decision will be announced this month. The Public Prosecution Service cannot confirm this and states that it has “taken note” of this statement.
Incidentally, De Mol and his father John de Mol also filed a complaint against Kaes for an attempted threat, which is a legal term for blackmail. According to Plasman, Kaes’ agents made contact with both Johnny de Mol and his parents before the woman filed a complaint, “to induce the family to achieve a performance – read: payment”.
Karim Aachboun, who assists Kaes as legal advisor, wants to emphasize that the De Mol family “has never been blackmailed by us”. He also mentions that his client has not yet heard anything about a possible decision at the end of this month, “other than that the Public Prosecution Service has yet to start hearing witnesses”.
If the Public Prosecution Service does not comply with his request, De Mol will start a complaint procedure with the court in order to enforce his own prosecution in this way, according to Plasman.