Author and former Salafi Henda Ayari has accused prominent public intellectual Tariq Ramadan of rape.

Ayari said though she "may not have the same financial means as him to pay for lawyers and experts," she "will go to the end of this fight whatever it costs."

Ayari took to her Facebook page to tell the story of her rape, recounting that in 2012, on the sidelines of a congress of the Union of Islamic Organizations of France (UOIF), Ramadan invited her to join him in a hotel and raped her.

"I have been silent for several years for fear that he might take vengeance," she said, explaining that he had threatened to "take it to my children. I was afraid and I kept silent all this time."

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