Court denies Shireen custody of her daughter
Cairo family court has decided not to award Egyptian actress Shireen custody of her only daughter. Her ex-husband was awarded custody in a previous trial, and Shireen appealed the decision.
Mohammad Usama Mustafa, Shireen’s ex-husband, asked for sole custody of his daughter, who recently turned 20 years old. According to Egyptian law, a father may have complete custody of his daughter after she reaches age 15.
Mustafa requested custody on the grounds that he feared for his daughter’s well-being, especially since her mother is an actress and does not have enough time to attend to her everyday needs. He also feared that Shireen would persuade their daughter to enter the entertainment world, and expressed extreme anger when he discovered that Shireen had their daughter take part in a number of music videos.
The court had ruled in Mustafa’s favor and granted him full custody.