Jumblat Files Lawsuit against al-Jadeed Television

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Progressive Socialist Party chief ex-MP Walid Jumblat on Thursday filed a lawsuit against al-Jadeed television and Charbel Khalil's Qadh-w-Jam satirical TV show, accusing them of “libel, defamation and stirring sectarian sentiments.”

The lawsuit was submitted by the justice and legislation officer of the PSP, the lawyer Suzanne Ismail.

The move comes after a segment in the program featured a character named Abu al-Qaaqaa.

The National News Agency said the lawsuit argues that the segment had “insulted the dignity of Druze clergymen and the dignity of the community in general.”

“It also included terms that insult the other sects and political parties and re-open the wounds of war,” NNA quoted the suit as saying.

Al-Jadeed TV's building in Beirut's Wata el-Msaitbeh area had come under a grenade attack after the aforementioned episode of the program was aired.

Jumblat has acknowledged that he knows the identity of the attack's perpetrator, promising to hand him over when “the right circumstances” come.

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Comments 4
Thumb whyaskwhy 07 February 2019, 17:34

Does he not have his on TV network? if not maybe he needs to join the rest and have his own satire against the other 18 faiths in Lebanon. He has an advantage in that if he get Wyiam Wahab to star in an hourly talk show and el Meer to do the financial hour they could put Saturday night live and Blomberg TV out of business.

Thumb natour 07 February 2019, 21:58

Charbel Khalil is nothing but a low class bully and coward who will only lampoon anymore and anything he can safely lampoon then hide behind Bassil and Aoun. One exception is Hassan Nasrallah. Not even Bassil or Aoun could protect Charbel Khalil when he dared to ridicule the Sayyed on his old LBC program Bas Mat Watan. Jounhour al-moukawama then attacked and vandalized Mono street in Ashrafieh. They would have lynched Mr Khalil for his "unforgivable crime" had they gotten hold of him. Sadly they didn't. They would have spared us having to endure years of his unfunny banality.

Thumb warrior 08 February 2019, 04:01

Al-Jadeed TV's building in Beirut's Wata el-Msaitbeh area had come under a grenade attack after the aforementioned episode of the program was aired.

Jumblat has acknowledged that he knows the identity of the attack's perpetrator, promising to hand him over when “the right circumstances” come.

Doesn't this criminal deserve a lawsuit?????

Thumb s.o.s 08 February 2019, 21:20

I don’t understand people who still watch TV, unless they’re old...