Israeli entertainer DUDU TOPAZ has been arrested for allegedly ordering an assault on two TV executives.
The 62 year old, who was detained by police on Sunday (31May09), is also accused of demanding an attack on an actor's agent.
Three men, previously employed as security guards, were arrested over the weekend (30-31May09) on suspicion of carrying out Topaz's orders.
Shira Margalit, deputy director-general of the Reshet television network, Avi Nir, director-general of the Keshet network, and agent Boaz Ben-Zion were all victims of previously unexplained attacks by groups of men.
In the most recent incident, 40-year-old Margalit required hospital treatment after she was assaulted near her north Tel Aviv home last month (May09).
Topaz's lawyer Tzion Amir, denied the charges and claims his client is "in total shock".