An educational group in Morocco has reportedly sued Jennifer Lopez and the promoter of a show in the country, where she was seen wearing skimpy outfits along with other dancers. The concert, which was part of the Mawazine World Rhythms International Music Festival in the capital Rabat, was held on May 29 and shown on national television in the African country.
Lopez "disturbed public order and tarnished women's honor and respect," the lawsuit said, according to TMZ.
If the “Waiting for Tonight” singer is found guilty, she may face a jail term ranging from one month to two years. The latest suit comes after widespread criticism for her show due to her "suggestive poses" and for being “scantily” dressed during the performance, according to the Daily Express. The show, attended by 160,000 people, had even led to calls for the resignation of the minister of communication for allowing it to be aired on national television.
Minister of Communication Mustapha Khalfi, had said that he planned to contact the broadcaster's ethics committee to discuss the ethical aspects of broadcasting the concert during primetime, Fox News reported.
"What was broadcast is unacceptable and goes against broadcasting law," Khalfi had said on Twitter on May 30.
The 45-year-old singer had also appeared for a press conference for the festival in a top, showing her undergarments, just a day before the concert. The fourteenth edition of the 10-day festival also featured stars like Pharrell Williams, Sting, Maroon 5, Usher and Akon, and several Arab and African acts.
"I'm excited for everyone to see my whole show and experience a Moroccan audience for the first time that way," Lopez had told the Associated Press, according to Daily Express.