"Despite many attempts to discuss this issue privately with Mr Gebrselassie, he did not respond but now that he has, we would welcome him or his legal team getting in touch so that this matter can be resolved.". “So was Mo. In a statement to Press Association Sport, the spokesperson said: "Mo is disappointed with this statement and the continued reluctance by the hotel and its owner to take responsibility for this robbery. For further details of our complaints policy and to make a complaint please click here. He believes staff members used a hotel key to steal his money and belongings, including an expensive Tag Heuer watch, from his room which allegedly had a faulty safe. "The hotel even offered to pay Mo the amount stolen, only to withdraw the offer when he prematurely left the hotel and moved to other accommodation, due to security concerns. Haile Gebrselassie, left, has accused of Mo Farah of attacking a couple at his hotel in gym in Ethiopia Credit: Getty Images - Getty. The woman tried to interfere and then he started kicking and beating her. Mo previously spoke about the alleged ransacking of his room at a media event before the London Marathon. Our journalists strive for accuracy but on occasion we make mistakes. Welcome and thank you for visiting our website – I believe Haile Hotels and Resorts have grouped together a remarkable team of devoted managers and staff to administer your needs. SIR Mo Farah has been sensationally accused of attacking a couple in a hotel gym in a poisonous war of words with fellow long distance running legend Haile Gebrselassie. The woman tried to interfere and then he started kicking and beating her.". Haile Gebrselassie, left, has accused of Mo Farah of attacking a couple at his hotel in gym in Ethiopia, Farah was staying at the Yaya Africa Atheltics Village Hotel just north of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Mo Farah poses with his wife Tania Nell and kids in 2017, Farah claims he was robbed on his 36th birthday in Ethiopia last month, Mo Farah robbed of luxury watch and £2,500 cash in Ethiopia, Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Mo Farah is embroiled in an extraordinary war of words with fellow distance star Haile Gebrselassie over an alleged theft during a stay in his Ethiopian hotel. According to the Ethiopian runner, Londoner Mo sent him a text accusing him of not making “any effort to find my stolen money and especially my watch.”. "I will bring the case through my hotel because this is serious," he said. The Ethiopian, 46, hit back on Twitter accusing the Somalia-born Londoner of "blackmail" and "defaming" his reputation and business. Mo said he returned from a run on March 23 to find his case busted open and items stolen. Gebrselassie has said that he will seek legal action claiming that Farah declined the use of a safety deposit box and said five members of hotel staff had been detained by police investigating the "unproven" robbery for three weeks before being released. Gebrselassie also alleged that Farah had been reported to the police for "attacking a married athlete in the gym", and that charges were dropped following his personal mediation. A spokesperson for Farah has since claimed those allegations are a deflection tactic from Gebrselassie. The Sun website is regulated by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). Athletics You pay for each night - you're not getting it free.". Speaking to reporters ahead of Sunday's London Marathon, Farah criticised Gebrselassie over an alleged theft in a hotel owned by the retired Ethiopian in which he claims he had a watch, two phones and money stolen. He got away with it. 679215 Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. Gebrselassie claims a criminal charge was filed against Mo after the alleged assault, but the case was dropped because of his own intervention. "It's a hotel's responsibility to be able to get it back. Five people were arrested in relation to the alleged robbery but were released without charge. Copyright © 2020 Haile Hotels & Resorts, Website Design and Development by Epion Computer Solutions, Attractions Near Yaya Africa Athletics Village. We pay for videos too. 8 dedicated channels, Watch all the action with a Sky Sports Pass, Win in our free to enter competitions section. Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? 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