Haifa Wehbe’s ex-manager arrested for stealing $4 million from the Lebanese singer

Haifa Wehbe is a Lebanese singer and actress. (Instagram)
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Updated 24 July 2020

Haifa Wehbe’s ex-manager arrested for stealing $4 million from the Lebanese singer

DUBAI: Lebanese singer Haifa Wehbe’s ex-manager Mohammad Waziri was arrested earlier this week for stealing $4 million from the artist. 

In May, Wehbe filed a lawsuit through her attorney in Egypt against Waziri, accusing him of withdrawing around $4 million from her account.

She had previously singed a general power of attorney for Waziri allowing him to collect her money from producers, satellite channels and some party organisers.

This came after a messy court case between the star and the manger. Waziri filed a lawsuit in Egypt’s Family Court in May to prove his marriage to the actress.

The singer then took to Twitter to deny his claims saying: “After the judicial leave ends, legal measures will be taken against those who made this defamation, and we will wait for the outcome of the investigation and the results of the judicial ruling on that.”

The music sensation has since been updating her followers on Twitter with her case.

In June, when the court adjourned, the star wrote: “His lawyer did not show any official document and even witnesses had said: ‘The marriage contract was stolen!!’ The judge replied that the theft was not the prerogative of the family court. Suddenly his lawyer said that he has the marriage certificate and asked for the session to be postponed.” 

Waziri, who has not yet made an official comment, is now in custody in Cairo for up to four days and the case is still under investigation. 

Russ’s Dubai concert postponed again

Updated 14 August 2020

Russ’s Dubai concert postponed again

DUBAI: US rapper and producer Russ’s Dubai concert, which was set to take place on Nov. 27, has been postponed for the second time, organizers said Friday.

The concert, which is now expected to happen in 2021, was initially scheduled to take place on March 27 at Dubai’s Coca-Cola Arena, but was postponed to November over coronavirus fears.

Organizers tweeted that ticket holders would receive a full refund within 21 working days.

The new date is yet to be announced.