Jennifer Lopez Faces 2 Years In Prison In Morocco Lawsuit

Jennifer Lopez Faces 2 Years In Prison In Morocco Lawsuit
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In the event that Jennifer Lopez is found guilty of disturbing public order and tarnishing women’s honor and respect in Morocco, she could be imprisoned for 1 to 2 years. The possibility arises as a Moroccan education group filed a lawsuit against Lopez in relations to her performance during a concert in Rabat on May 29 during at the Mazazine World Rhythms International Festival.


The performance in question has sparked a nationwide call for a Moroccan minister to resign.

JLo sued in Morocco

Lopez is being sued by a Moroccan education group after her performance during a concert was aired on national TV. The group found her dancing moves and racy costume too inappropriate for the general Moroccan public. JLo performed in front of 160,000 people while about 2 million people have watched her concert on TV.

The lawsuit stated that Lopez, “disturbed public order and tarnished women’s honor and respect,” TMZ reported. Lopez and the concert promoter are being sued. If Lopez is found guilty, which TMZ finds unlikely, she will face 1 month to 2 years inside prison.

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Moroccan minister called to resign

Moroccans are now calling for the resignation of Mustapha Khalfi, Minister of Communican, because he allowed for JL’s concert to be aired on public television, BBC reported. A number of MPs have called for the Moroccan committee on education, culture and communications to hold a meeting and investigate why the concert was allowed to broadcast on national TV.

Khalfi told local media he will not resign but agreed that the “broadcast is unacceptable and goes against broadcasting law.”

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