A woman who claims to be a Saudi princess says she is so rich that she has spent more than one million pounds on perfume in just two months. Burka-clad Sara Al Amoudi is accused at the High Court of being a one-time penniless prostitute posing as a princess to dupe two London property developers out of £14 million pounds worth of flats. She arrived at court in a Rolls Royce with number-plate ‘HRH’, wearing a full black burka and five-inch platform heels. The princess, whose age remains a mystery, told judge Sarah Asplin that she had a shopping addiction that she had sought medical help for. She said: “I have a problem with shopping – I go to doctor. In the last two months my perfume, only the perfume – $1.4million (£912,000). I can show you the pictures.” Despite the judge’s suggestion that she remove her veil, Al Amoudi still tried to hide her face from onlookers.
The two property developers Ms Al Amoudi is accused of trying to swindle money out of are Ian Paton, 45, and his wife and lover, Amanda Clutterback, 56. She claims she and Mr Paton had an affair behind Amanda’s back, and that he stole £5 million pounds worth of pocket money she had received from Saudi Arabia, and that the luxury flats signed over to her were repayment by Paton for his thefts and loans. She also accused him of using drugs such as crack cocaine, which he denied.
In court, she swore in the name of Allah that she was an honest woman that had been given around £10 million, and that her only problem was over-spending. Miss Al Amoudi said: ‘I’m afraid I’m addicted to spending money, and get through enormous amounts of cash. I can easily spend £50,000 to £100,000 in one spree.’
‘I’m afraid I’m addicted to spending money, and get through enormous amounts of cash. I can easily spend £50,000 to £100,000 in one spree’
‘They say I’m a prostitute. It’s not true. I swear to Allah I’m not liar.
The case continues.