At least that is what a producer and widow of the country’s head of intelligence has claimed.
Egypt’s former information minister once used covertly filmed sex tapes to control many government officials, including toppled President Hosni Mubarak, media quoted a producer and widow of the country’s head of intelligence as saying this week.
In an interview aired Thursday on Egypt’s al-Hayat 2 channel, Etimad Khorshid said former information minister Safwat al-Sharif used hidden cameras to accumulate sex tapes of many officials. Those videos allowed him to control many of Egypt’s most powerful figures, she said.
“Mubarak was under his control,” she told the presenter of the show.
When the presenter asked again, for emphasis, if Sharif had “any videos of Mubarak,” Khorshid answered: “Of course.”
Both Mubarak and Sharif were toppled by widespread protests last year. Sharif is currently in prison for alleged corruption and abuse of power, while Mubarak and his sons are in jail on charges of complicity in the deaths of -government protesters as well as corruption and embezzlement of public funds.
The presenter of the entertainment program named “Ana Wa Asal Jiran” or “Me and the Honey are Neighbors” further pressed Khorshid, asking, “Do you realize that you are saying that to history? What if they [Mubarak and Sharif] come out from prison and rebuff your allegations as lies?”
She answered that Safwat did not go straight to prison when Mubarak was ousted from power, so he had the opportunity to hide the evidence.
Khorshid, was an actress who then married movie studio owner Ahmed Khorshid and went on to become one of Egypt’s first prominent female producers. She was able to expand her business by acquiring her own studio.
She also claimed Salah Nasr, Egypt’s intelligence head from 1957 to 1967, later forced her to divorce her husband and marry him, even though she was pregnant with her son, Adham, at the time.
Nasr threatened to put her husband in a psychiatric hospital unless she divorced him, she said, adding the former intelligence chief wanted to humiliate her and her husband.
Her son, Ihab Khorshid, told the program that his family had to leave Egypt to save their lives and that the former regime pillaged his father’s business.
“Our family gave birth to two international icons, Ahmed Khorshid, whose fortune was taken by the regime, and Omar Khorshid who was killed…both honored Egypt,” he said.
Omar Khorshid was a well-known guitarist who died in a car accident in 1981, although many believe he was murdered.
Like father, like son?
Safwat El Sherif, the former leader of the pro-Mubarak National Democratic Party, is said to have a sex tape of Gamal Mubarak, the son of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.
The sex tape is rumored to show Gamal with an unnamed Englishwoman. If the existence of this tape proves to be true, despite not being the best news for Gamal’s marriage, it would finally dispel the longstanding and unconfirmed rumors that Gamal is a homosexual. El Sherif acquired the sex tape while Gamal Mubarak was in England.
According to Arabic sources, El Sherif hired a British security company called Hawk to provide surveillance of members of the Mubarak family and other high-ranking regime members on their visits to England.
Although more than one can play this game:
Continuing to expose more of the former regime’s involvement in the scandals of some of the artists, press reports said that Susan Mubarak, the wife of former Egyptian President was behind the sex Tape scandal, of the Egyptian dancer Dina with the famous businessman Hossam Abul-Fotouh.
The details return when Abu Fotouh spoke with a group of businessmen and said that he was suffering a lot from Gamal Mubarak who want to get 50% of his profits and spoke of their suffering with the Mubarak family
Those words reached to Suzanne Mubarak, especially she do not like to hear any words against Gamal so she decided to take revenge from Hossam Abul-Fotouh by commissioned one of the men of the former regime to do this, indeed the scandal
It was arranged in short time by leaking CD’s which shows its sexual relationship with Dina were this CD’s distributed to vendors sidewalks and sold for three pounds. The original CD gave to Susan Mubarak from the state security which follows the interior ministry.
Let’s just agree that this entire story is gross, but would be even grosser if it included a purported sex tape involving this infamous Egyptian.
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