HaRav Ovadia Yosef’s Great-Granddaughter Sues Secret Service Agent

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Tamar Ben-Chaim, the great-granddaughter of HaGaon HaRav Ovadia Yosef, z’tl who was attacked by a drunk US secret service agent in July, filed a civil lawsuit against the agent in a DC federal court on Monday, the New York Post reported.

The agent, who was in Israel in preparation for President Joe Biden’s visit, punched Ben-Chaim over and over in an unprovoked drunken fit that left her doubting she would survive the attack. She later told Fox News: “In my head, I was thinking, ‘You won’t survive this. This is the end of your life.'”

According to the lawsuit, Ben-Chaim suffers from lasting trauma including insomnia, anxiety, depression, headaches, and breathing difficulties.

The Post reported that Ben-Chaim’s attorney Marc Zell has accused the Secret Service of protecting the perpetrator. “Defendant — as well as defendant’s employer — is attempting to evade justice by refusing to disclose his identity,” the lawsuit states.

Zell filed a request for the agent’s identity to be revealed under the Freedom of Information Act but the request was denied by the Secret Service. An appeal is pending.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


  1. I have been waiting for this…if Floydd received all those millions, I wonder what a wonderful Frum Jewish Girl will receive…..I do so hope that she not only rips into the threads of the FBI but that along with it the castle of evil tumbles…..DON’T MESS WITH OUR WOMEN

  2. It’s known that this atrocious act took place. If the Secret Service is somehow able to continue to hide the culprit’s identity from the public for some perceived reason, they still must honor this case for the damages done by an unnamed member of their agency.