JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli television star was indicted for planning assaults on media figures.
Dudu Topaz, a talk show and game show host and star of variety and satire programs, was indicted Thursday in Tel Aviv District Court on several counts of conspiracy to commit a crime, aggravated assault and obstruction of justice for allegedly ordering attacks on top television executives, television figures and a newspaper editor.
Topaz also allegedly was planning an attack against his ex-wife and her husband.
During an interrogation earlier this month, he reportedly confessed to planning the media attacks. Three accomplices also were indicted.
Shortly after his arrest, Topaz, a diabetic, attempted to commit suicide in prison with an insulin overdose.