An Egyptian actress is about to face trial in January for carrying a see-through gown on the Cairo Movie Competition this week that confirmed her legs.
Rania Youssef appeared on the closing session Thursday of the Cairo Worldwide Movie Competition carrying a revealing black lacy gown over a good black bodice along with her legs displaying beneath.
This prompted two attorneys to lodge a go well with in opposition to her accusing the actress of “inciting debauchery”, a cost that would land her in jail for as much as 5 years if she is convicted, the supply mentioned.
The primary lawsuit alleging obscenity was filed by lawyer Amro Abdelsalam and the second by Samir Sabri, one other lawyer identified for taking celebrities to courtroom.
Sabri advised AFP that Youssef’s look “didn’t meet societal values, traditions and morals and due to this fact undermined the popularity of the competition and the popularity of Egyptian ladies specifically”.
The gown Youssef wore on the closing session of the 40th version of the Cairo Movie Competition on Thursday evening sparked widespread criticism on social media.
The Egyptian Actors’ Syndicate additionally weighed in, with out naming Youssef or every other celeb.
“The looks of a few of the competition’s company didn’t agree with the traditions and values of the society, and this has undermined the competition and the union which is answerable for its members behaviour,” it mentioned in an announcement.
Youssef, who’s a member of the union, later issued an “apology” on her official Twitter account to the “many (individuals) angered” by her look.
“I most likely miscalculated once I selected to put on this gown. It was the primary time that I wore it and I didn’t realise it will spark a lot anger,” she mentioned.
“I reaffirm my dedication to the values upon which we have been raised in Egyptian society,” she added.
Egypt is a largely conservative society.
Earlier this yr, prosecutors detained a feminine singer for 4 days for “incitement to debauchery” after a web based video clip which incorporates sensual oriental dances and suggestive gestures went viral.
Final yr one other feminine pop singer was sentenced to 2 years in jail on comparable fees, additionally over a video deemed provocative. Her sentence was diminished to a yr on enchantment.