A Bahraini singer has reportedly sued her own mother for not paying back a GBP-40,000 loan and the woman has now been served with an 18-month suspended sentence.
On Instagram, Mona Al-Saber, the mother of singer Hala Al-Turk, 18, a former contestant on ‘Arabs Got Talent’, said a lawsuit was filed against her by her daughter over a personal loan of SAR 200,000 (GBP 39,275).
The mother revealed that she borrowed the money because she had not been receiving child support from her ex-partner for over 18 months.
Al-Saber said the judicial authorities failed to “clarify the issue and ruled an unfair judgment against me”.
Adding that she never denied borrowing the money, she explained that she has had to take care of Al-Turk, who boasts 5 million followers on Instagram, and her siblings without an income of her own.
She added: “I have not been receiving my alimony for more than a year and a half.”
The mother claimed that the situation is “over now” after the Bahrain authorities issued “a suspended sentence to imprison me for a year and a half”.
She also called on the singer’s father to pay the outstanding child support payments totalling around BHD 15,000 (GBP 29,300) so she can pay off her daughter.
The mother, who previously said that her daughter was “under a lot of pressure” when news of the lawsuit first broke last month, explained that she has been left in a difficult financial situation and is finding it hard to make rent and pay off the car loan.
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