He also confirmed that he was being treated well during his detention, describing the rumors of his abuse as a lie.
He explained that one of the reasons for agreeing to conduct the interview is to refute such rumors, referring to the amenities of a private office and dining room and kitchen in the hotel wing where is stored his favorite vegetarian meals.
At one corner of his office he put on a pair of sneakers, according to the agency, which he said he used to exercise. The television showed corporate news programs and a copy of his photograph on his desk.
Prince Alwaleed said his case was taking a long time because he was determined to clear his case completely but he believed the case was over 95 percent. "There is a misunderstanding and it is being clarified. So I want to stay here until this is over and I'm out and going on. "
He said he intended to continue living in Saudi Arabia after his release.