Enas Taleb: Iraqi actress to sue Economist over 'fat' picture

11 August, 2022
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Enas Taleb: Iraqi actress to sue Economist over 'fat' picture

An Iraqi actress says she is suing the Economist newspaper for using a picture of her to illustrate an article about Arab women being "fatter" than men.

Enas Taleb said that the image was used out of context without her permission, and violated her privacy. She also claimed it had been photoshopped.

The well-known actress and talk show host said in an interview that she has begun legal action in the UK.

The Economist did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

The article, entitled Why Women Are Fatter Than Men in the Arab World, was published in late July, using a picture of Ms Taleb taken nine months ago at the Babylon International Festival in Iraq.


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