Kuwaiti television host Halema Boland has threatened to sue anyone who “sullies her reputation”
Three men were arrested in Saudi Arabia after they tricked a Kuwaiti celebrity into thinking that she had been given a Dh2.9 million gift box of perfumes from “official sources”, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
The episode caused a stir on social media after a video of Halima Boland, a Kuwaiti TV host, emerged in which she was seen receiving the box of Abdul Samad Al Quraishi perfumes, a famous perfume brand in the GCC. It was supposedly worth 3 million Saudi riyals.
In a video on her Snapchat account, which she uploaded but has since deleted, Ms Boland is heard speaking to a Saudi man off-camera who tells her “we don’t want to tell you the value of the gift, but it’s 3 million riyals”.
The box is opened by two other men, exposing a golden placard. Written on it is: “Halima Abdul Jaleel Boland, the most beautiful women in the world are under her feet”.
In the box, there were 18 bottles from Abdul Samad Al Quraishi perfumery.
In a statement carried by the state news agency, the Saudi man, along with his Lebanese and Indian companions, tricked Ms Boland into believing it was sent to her by “official sources”.
There has been no official statement yet on what the motive of the three men was in presenting the gift. But authorities have arrested the three on charges of forgery and counterfeiting official documents.