Egyptian actor and singer Mohamed Ramadan on Sunday discussed the aftermath of the lawsuit from late pilot Ashraf Aboul-Yousr, even after the latter’s death.
Ramadan said during a live broadcast, through his official Instagram on Sunday: “To take something from someone in a way that blackmails him, this is not our culture… We help people with love and respect.”
He added: “Someone threatens you and says if you don’t pay a certain sum, he will resort to the social media and the media, then tell him do whatever. As long as the case has reached the judiciary, the issue remains to be ended in the judiciary.”
On April the Cairo Economic Court awarded Aboul Yousr with LE6 million in his lawsuit against Ramadan, wherein Aboul-Yousr had demand LE25 million in damages.
Ramadan appealed against the ruling, but the Court of Cassation upheld the verdict on November 17.
Aboul-Yousr died on April 28 in a private hospital after suffering from health issues.
The former pilot had filed the compensation lawsuit against Ramadan, stating that he client suffered material and moral damages after Ramadan published a picture on social media in a plane’s cockpit in October 2019.
The lawsuit alleged that Ramadan used the image to promote his new song “Mesh Batfatesh fel Matar” (I am Not Searched at the Airport).
The Civil Aviation Authority had suspended Aboul-Yousr and his co-pilot and referred them to urgent interrogation for violating the rules of international and Egyptian civil aviation, and for potentially endangering passengers.