Famous cosmetic surgeon, Nader Saab, physically and verbally attacked Dr. Elie Abdelhak over a report submitted by the society based on the death of one of Saab’s patients.
According to witnesses aboard the flight who spoke to local media, “Saab screamed in the face of Abdulhak, insulted, and beat him, while Abdulhak did not react before Saab returned to his place.”
Abdulhak spoke to Lebanese daily An-Nahar saying: “After the flight attendant handed out breakfast, Saab came and told me: ‘I thank you for the report you made about the death of Al-Qassab,’ to which I replied, ‘I simply did my duty as president of the surgery and beauty association and that’s what I know.’”
“Afterwards, Saab told me ‘I will show you what I will do’ and proceeded to punch me twice in the face. I kept calm in order not to make matters worse and told him to go back to his place,” the doctor added.
Afterwards, Saab issued a statement saying that Abdelhak first came forward and cursed him and his assistant.
Saab was charged with negligence after Farah Al-Qassab died while undergoing liposuction surgery in the cosmetic surgeon’s clinic.
It was not suggested in local reports whether or not the airline or crew got involved in the incident.