Haifa sued by family of the late Tareq Al Jafali
The family of the late wealthy Saudi businessman Tareq Al Jafali, who was Lebanese singer Haifa Wahbi’s fiancé, have filed a lawsuit against the singer demanding she return the expensive apartment their son had bought her in one of Beirut’s most prestigious neighborhoods.
The lawsuit was filed after Haifa had refused to return the apartment peacefully. Haifa had sought the assistance of an important Saudi figure to interfere and try and convince the Al Jafali family to drop charges against her.
The apartment was bought by Tareq as an engagement gift for Haifa and is worth close to 3 million US dollars in 2005. Tareq had wanted Haifa to turn the apartment into their marriage abode. The apartment was written in Haifa’s name but the contract specifically states that the singer cannot sell the apartment without the approval of the Al Jafali family.
Tareq Al Jafali passed away in 2008.