Dead Sharjah prince's meth-fueled orgies filled with high-class prostitutes revealed in shocking new reports
The UAE emir's son's soft spot for the drug was reportedly the worst-kept secret in Qasimi Homme, his fashion house, workers there said
The son of the ruler of Sharjah (part of the United Arab Emirates), who was found dead in London, was a known meth user and often hosted days-long sex parties, a report from the Daily Mail has claimed. Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan Al Qasimi, 39, was found dead inside his £8-million Knightsbridge penthouse on Monday. The outlet reported that Khalid died after a 'drug-fuelled orgy'.
The report contained comments from the staff of Khalid's fashion house, who said their boss hosted parties with high-class prostitutes on a regular basis, and it was common knowledge amongst the workers that he liked using meth.
A worker at the Qasimi Homme menswear brand told the outlet: "He enjoyed meth because it allows you to have sex for longer. It was the worst-kept secret in the office, he had a real soft spot for that drug. We always knew that he'd been taking it because he'd come into work in a particularly bad mood. His behaviour would be really erratic."
"On the whole, he was a nice guy, tough but fair but when he'd been up for several days at one of those parties, he could become quite a monster," the staff member said on condition of anonymity.
The staff reportedly spoke out just hours after Khalid was laid to rest in Sharjah, with his father, Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, and other UAE dignitaries in attendance. Sheikh Al Qasimi, who came into power in 1972, attended the funeral of his second son on Wednesday. His eldest son, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, reportedly died at the age of 24 of a heroin overdose. He was found on his bathroom floor surrounded by syringes at his home in East Grinstead.
A staff member of Khalid's fashion house claimed that Khalid, on multiple occasions, threw a chair and other furniture across the office after a weekend of partying at his residence. The workers had reportedly voiced concerns amongst themselves about his wellbeing. They were but too frightened to bring it up in front of Khalid, fearing they might get fired for it.
"Khalid could become very unpredictable and we always knew to stay away from him after one of his famous parties. He was the boss so we couldn't really complain to him," one staff member told the Mail. "It was mainly his friends and business associates who were invited to the parties, never us. We just heard about what happened at them."
While one worker revealed that Khalid had introduced a woman to them last year and had described her as his 'girlfriend'.
"As you can imagine, Khalid was very popular, given the amount of money he had and the type of people he knew. There was no shortage of women after him. But he always treated his female staff with respect. He was an incredibly hard worker and very driven, but he also partied very hard. It's sad because that's what killed him in the end," a female worker at his fashion house claimed.
Reports state that when authorities arrived at Khalid's apartment, they found a quantity of Class A drugs after being called in by medics, according to The Sun. The police, however, have not yet confirmed the report.
"There had apparently been a party where some guests were taking drugs and having sex. It is suspected that Sheikh Khalid may have died suddenly as a result of taking drugs. An urgent internal probe has been ordered and staff have been ordered to keep quiet," the publication quoted a source as saying.
Khalid was born in Sharjah and moved to the UK at the age of nine. He studied at the prestigious Tonbridge School in Kent. He also studied French and Spanish at Imperial College London and eventually moved to Central Saint Martins, where he studied fashion and eventually launched his fashion brand for men in 2008 called Qasimi Homme.
The Westminster coroner's office said toxicology tests had been conducted during post-mortem before his body was repatriated. However, the outcome of the tests could take two more months to become public. No arrests have been made yet as authorities described the death as an 'unexplained' tragedy. Meanwhile, flags in Sharjah have been ordered to fly at half-mast as the citizens prepare for three days of national mourning.