Detention of Mona Farouk, Shaimaa al-Haj extended

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Mon, 11 Mar 2019 - 12:13 GMT

Mona Farouk, Khaled Youssef and Shaimaa al-Haj -Courtesy of Art Facebook page

Mona Farouk, Khaled Youssef and Shaimaa al-Haj -Courtesy of Art Facebook page

CAIRO – 11 March 2019: Detention of the two actresses involved in the scandalous videos with famed filmmaker Khaled Youssef, Shaimaa al-Haj and Mona Farouk, was extended for 15 days pending investigation.

Egyptian security forces arrested Egyptian actresses Mona Farouk and Shaimaa al-Haj on charges of committing a flagrant act after featuring in porn videos.

Both actresses claimed that Egyptian director Khaled Youssef shot these videos for them in 2015 in his apartment in El-Mohandessin district.

Farouk and Haj said that Youssef married both of them and that they obeyed all his demands to help them in their artistic career and give them roles.

Youssef is in Paris now visiting his wife and daughter who reside there; he said on his Instagram account that he didn’t escape as people say and that he travelled to Paris before the police arrested Farouk and Haj, adding that he will explain everything to the public very soon.

The Egyptian director is known for his strong contributions to the cinematic scene, tackling various societal topics such as rape, political corruption, and homosexuality.

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