Tunisian court fines Najwa Karam
A Tunisian court has ruled in the favor of a Tunisian concert agent and sentenced Lebanese singer Najwa Karam with a fine of 11 thousand US dollars, marking the second time the same agent wins such a lawsuit. The agent revealed that the court ruling was very fair since the singer had broken previously signed contracts to hold performances in Tunisia in 1998.
The agent added that the verdict will be followed by another fine as compensation for the damage the singer caused making him seem unqualified for such a position in front of different festival organizers. The second case the sponsor won was against prominent Iraqi singer Kathem El Saher for the same reason.
On a different note, Karam revealed that she had requested her production company Rotana to postpone the release of her latest music video for the song “Shu Jani”, which is a single, due to the recent tragic events that hit Lebanon with the assassination of former Lebanese PM Rafiq Al Hariri.
Najwa added that the company had refused to postpone the release of the clip, which is directed by Saeed Al Marouq, due to the fact that her upcoming album is scheduled to be launched during the summer season and that would create a conflict and negatively affect the success of the single.
The music video, which was to be released during February, is now being aired on Rotana's music satellite channel. The singer had stressed that it would be insensitive of her to release the clip when everyone in Lebanon is in mourning over the loss of Al Hariri.