Sunday, December 2, 2012

Shakira sued by ex-boyfriend for $100 million

Shakira’s former boyfriend and business partner is suing her for $100 million.

Billboard reports Antonio de la Rúa is seeking to "recover his share of past and future partnership profits," according to the suit, filed November 20 in the Supreme Court of the State of New York.

His suit seeks to "recover damages" of at least $100 million for breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty. The monies, states the suit, are owed to de la Rua as part of his standing arrangement with the star, although there is no written agreement between the two.

De la Rúa and Shakira's romance became a business partnership in 2004, says the suit, after Shakira lost "millions" in her first world tour and de la Rúa "agreed" to become her "business partner" and head her business enterprises. No written agreement governed their partnership.

Shakira is currently expecting her first child with soccer star Gerard Piqué and will be a coach for the upcoming season of The Voice next spring.

Read more details regarding the lawsuit at Billboard here.


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