An Egyptian man who looks like Saddam Hussein says a gang of Iraqi kidnappers tried to force him to act in a pornographic film.
After refusing a $330,000 offer to play Hussein in a sex tape — which was purportedly planned to be sold to the media as an authentic recording of the deceased Iraqi dictator — Mohamed Bishr told al-Ahram that three men in black suits attempted to abduct him as he walked to a cafe in Alexandria on Sunday.
“The three men, who had guns hanging from their belts, forced me out of my car and shoved me into a van, hitting my head,” Bishr told the publication.
For some reason, the abductors began arguing with each other and tossed him out of the vehicle, Bishr claims.
Before the kidnapping, Bishr received threatening calls urging him to change his mind and take part in the film, according to his son.
Hussein and his sons were known to use body doubles — but no x-rated films featuring the dictator or his look-alikes have been uncovered.
However Bishr’s kidnappers weren’t the first group to consider making a fake sex tape featuring the despot.
While plotting ways to destabilize Hussein before the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the CIA considered concocting a hoax video featuring a Hussein look-alike having sex with a teenage boy.
“It would look like it was taken by a hidden camera,” a former official told The Washington Post in 2010. “Very grainy, like it was a secret videotaping of a sex session.”