It comes after the actor posted a video of himself inside a cockpit resulting in the pilot’s ban.
Egyptian actor Mohammed Ramadan has been sentenced to one year in prison on charges of slandering a pilot who lost his job after the actor posted a video showing him inside a jet cockpit, according to legal sources.
The Egyptian court ordered Ramadan to pay a bail of $626.56 (10,000 Egyptian pounds) and an extra $1,253.12 (LE20,000) in fines.
The video, which went viral online, showed Ramadan inside the cabin sitting next to the pilot, Ashraf Abul Youssr, and pretending to operate the aircraft. The Civil Aviation Authority confirmed that the footage was authentic and the plane belonged to a private Egyptian airline.
The incident led to Ashraf Abul Youssr’s suspension from work. He filed a libel case against Ramadan for claiming in a TV interview that Youssr had demanded money in compensation after the latter had been sacked.