Five Egyptian men arrested for verbally assaulting TV presenter at beach

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din , Thursday 6 Aug 2020

Reham Said
File Photo: Egyptian TV presenter Reham Said (Photo: Al-Ahram)

Five young Egyptian men were arrested for verbally assaulting well-known Egyptian TV presenter Reham Said at a beach in the Mediterranean governorate of Marsa Matrouh, a security source said.

A video was posted on Facebook on Saturday showing a sobbing Said at the beach as she called upon the authorities to react against six young men who verbally assaulted her after she had refused to take photos with them.

Said said the men directed insults at her over her brief pre-trial detention in 2018, when she was jailed for inciting child abduction and human trafficking -- charges she was later acquitted of.

An altercation had taken place before beach-goers intervened. Said took photos of the men.

The following day Said filed a report accusing the young men of harassing her by attempting to take photos of her and her family in swimsuits, the security source added.

Five of the six men were arrested. They face charges of indecently assaulting a woman and violating private life.

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