As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Egyptian actress, Rania Youssef, was facing up to five years in jail after she wore a sheer dress to a film festival in Cairo. The lawsuit against Youssef was filed by lawyer Amro Abdelsalam and Samir Sabri and claimed that her outfit violated strict laws against public indecency in Egypt.
The lawsuit claimed that Youssef's outfit created an "incitement to debauchery," according to the New York Times. In addition, Sabri claimed that the dress "did not meet societal values, traditions, and morals and therefore undermined the reputation of the festival and the reputation of Egyptian women in particular."
The dress in question was a sheer black number that showed off the entirety of Youssef's legs underneath the revealing skirt.
After news of the lawsuit erupted, Rania issued a statement via her Twitter account apologizing for her dress choice.
"I probably miscalculated when I chose to wear this dress. It was the first time that I wore it and I did not realize it would spark so much anger," she wrote.
"I reaffirm my commitment to the values upon which we were raised in Egyptian society."