A young man from Kafr El-Sheikh governorate who appeared in a viral video on social media insulting a woman, allegedly his ex-fiancée, has said that the video was a hoax.
The young man is seen in the video clip standing in front of an apartment building with some of his friends and using a loudspeaker to hurl insults at a woman called “Samah” because she was getting married to another man.
A statement by the interior ministry on Saturday that the young man had been arrested. He was quoted by the statement as saying that Samah was not a real person.
He added that he filmed the video as a publicity stunt to further his ambition to become an actor.
Another man who is seen in the video and appeared to be Samah’s father backed up the young man’s claims, saying that the clip was indeed a hoax.
The ministry said that legal measures have been taken.