Shakira is being sued by her ex-boyfriend, Antonio De la Rúa.
In celebrity news, pop superstar Shakira is being sued by her ex-boyfriend, Antonio De la Rúa, for $100 million. Rúa claims that this sum will cover “his share of past and future profits” to which he is entitled due to an alleged breach of contract.
De la Rúa : ex-boyfriend and Shakira’s business manager
De la Rúa filed this suit on November 20th at the State of New York’s Supreme Court, claiming that he was acting as Shakira’s business manager according to a verbal arrangement that the couple had. There was no written contract between the two.
According to the suit, “De la Rúa spent more than six years building the Shakira brand into one of the most valuable pop-star brands in the entertainment industry.” The suit goes further to establish that “The profits earned by the partnership in 2011 and 2012, and millions of dollars that it will earn in the future, were generated by the deals he conceptualized, originated, negotiated and executed.”
Through the lawsuit, De la Rúa recounts his first encounter with Shakira in Argentina at the beginning of 2000. The romantic relationship began shortly after. De la Rúa expresses that, after this relationship ended, Shakira wrote on her website that “We continue to be partners in our business and professional lives.” Later however, the superstar instructed an attorney to “terminate De la Rúa, as if he were a mere employee.”
De la Rúa is the son of Fernando De la Rúa, the former Argentinian President.
De la Rúa is the son of Fernando De la Rúa, the former Argentinian President. He and Shakira had developed their relationship for more than ten years, until the final breakup in 2011.
The 35 year old pop star is currently in a relationship with Barcelona soccer player Gerard Pique. This new couple has announced that they are awaiting the arrival of their first child. Shakira is also expected to be a judge on the next season of “The Voice.”
Presently, there is no word as to how this lawsuit will affect her career or her current relationship.