Aisha al-Douri, a correspondent working for the American-owned television channel al-Hurra, has said she will “pursue legal action against” Omar Sharif, the legendery Egyptian actor, for reportedly slapping her during the Doha Tribeca Film Festival.
In a phone interview aired in Dream Two, an Egyptian TV channel, she (said she) was shocked when she received the slap from the famed actor, and that she tried hard to keep herself composed during the incident…
Douri also expressed her frustration at the Doha festival administration and accused them of ignoring the incident so as to avoid controversy.
She said that the administration asked her to sign a paper stating that Sharif did not exactly slap her and recommended that she should tell the audience that it looked like a slap but was not.
People in the blogsphere blamed Sharif for slapping the woman, but also blamed the reporter for keeping quiet.