Farouq Al Fishawi living a nightmare of endless lawsuits
Egyptian actor Farouq Al Fishawi has revealed that he is in utter distress over the nightmare that has been chasing him everywhere he goes and has turned his life chaotic. The actor has recently been arrested while filming scenes for an upcoming TV drama series but was released on bail paid by his lawyer.
The actor has stressed that he was forced to postpone shooting the scenes for the series until he settled the issue in court, a matter which has led him to fall into a depression wondering when he will be rid of all the lawsuits he is facing. The actor has filed an appeal against the court rulings and is hoping he will reach a settlement with everyone who has filed a complaint.
According to the UAE based daily, Al Bayan, Farouq noted that he intends on working at least 18 hours a day shooting scenes, in order to make up for all the lost time. The actor added that he feels that for the time being he will not be arrested since his lawyers are doing all they can to take him off the hook so that he can return to living a normal life.
Recently, Egyptian police arrested Al Fishawi to serve two sentences, one a jail sentence of one year and the other 6 months for forgery. The actor was seized in Giza, while he was staying at a hotel and then taken to the police station there where he had 7 different charges against him. Two of Farouq’s lawyers accompanied him to the police station and was set free after he paid bail for both sentences. The actor revealed that he will file an appeal for the jail term and will also pay back the money he owes to people.
Charges were filed against Al Fishawi for writing checks to a Palestinian businessman without having a balance. The businessman had agreed to drop charges if a payment of 30 thousand Egyptian pounds as overdue debts from Farouq were paid to him a matter which would save the actor from a two-year imprisonment.
Farouq was sentenced to a two-year jail term with a four thousand Egyptian pound bail by a Cairo court for writing bad checks worth 75 thousand Egyptian pounds to the businessman at the company he was heading. The businessman had filed a lawsuit against the actor when the checks he and other members of the company, which included a number of actors, were given bounced and it appeared that the actor did not have a balance. The actor did not attend the hearing which ruled against him and denied his right to a retrial.
The case against Farouq dates back to the year 2001, when he was head of the board of directors for a company that deals with division of real estate, and faced a lawsuit when he kept writing checks without having a balance over advance payments in a real estate deals. - Albawaba.com