Magdy Mahran, the lawyer of the Egyptian artist Rashwan Tawfik, said that the daughter of his client, Aya, seized a deposit that the artist put in her name in a private bank, and asked her not to withdraw it until his death.
The Egyptian lawyer explained that the artist lives from the return on this deposit monthly, and has no other income, stressing that he was surprised that his daughter’s husband withdrew from the deposit under a power of attorney from her, so that any monthly income for the artist stopped.
The lawyer added that the artist, Rashwan Tawfiq, was forced to accept new jobs at the age of ninety, despite his physical inability to work, due to advanced age, but he did so in order to be able to support himself.
The lawyer explained that his client, Rashwan Tawfiq, was shocked as soon as he learned about the behavior of his daughter and her husband, but he tolerated this, saying: “Whatever this is my daughter, my flesh and blood, and if she said she needed money, I would give it to her.”
The lawyer confirmed that Rashwan Tawfiq’s daughter filed three lawsuits, to be able to dispose of her father’s property.
Lawyer Magdy Mahran confirmed that the artist Rashwan Tawfik was keen to avoid violating the law and Sharia, and for this he restored the division, but his daughter, Aya Rashwan Tawfik, did not agree to this, but the great artist kept documents enabling him to redistribute again, and he was fully committed to the Sharia Allah.
The lawyer indicated that the matter is legally settled, but there is a great social controversy around it, adding that Aya Rashwan Tawfiq filed a lawsuit to invalidate these powers of attorney based on the text of Article 702 of the Civil Code, but this article also allows the artist to sell, and that they (the lawyer and his client) will respond On these matters at a meeting on the 4th of next December.