Shireen Ahmad faces a second lawsuit
Egyptian singer Shireen Ahmad is facing a second lawsuit from her previous producer Hamdi Ahmad, who asked for one million EGP as compensation for leaving him and signing with another producer without breaking the contract. The second lawsuit came after an interview the singer held with Al-Kawakeb magazine and another one in Nadine magazine.
According to the London based Elaph, Ahmad filed the second lawsuit accusing her of defaming and slander. In his notification Ahmad accused Shireen of saying words that does not suit him and offended him in public. Shireen said that Ahmad was a crook and a swindler.
Shireen knew about the notification and asked her lawyer to follow up. The court is supposed to have a session in the middle of next month. Shireen had announced that she will not concern herself with the lawsuit filed against her by Hamdi and will leave the matter to her personal lawyer to handle. The singer stressed that she is currently too busy with her new album to think about such cases or worry herself about the lawsuit.
A Cairo court has released a verdict ordering Shireen to pay a fine of one million Egyptian pounds to retired singer and producer Hamdi, who also founded the band Masrawieh and owner of Cassette Company. Ahmad had instituted legal proceedings against Shireen accusing her of not fulfilling the terms of a contract singed between them. Ahmad was the first one to discover her talent and produced her fist album sponsoring all her work until she was well known.
Shireen rewarded him by signing with another production company ignoring him totally. Ahmad filed the lawsuit against her demanding she pay a penalty and another million EGP as compensation to all his financial and emotional loss. Ahmad also warned the Egyptian musicians association to take all legal actions against Shireen according to his lawsuit, the thing that means canceling her membership from the association. -Albawaba.com
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