Sexy Colombian singer Shakira is being sued by her ex-boyfriend, Antonio de la Rua. He says he made her into the international superstar she is today, and naturally, he wants a piece of the action. He’s filed a lawsuit in New York seeking $100M, what he calls his share of the business partnership that grew from a romantic relationship.
Shakira and de la Rua were romantically involved from 2000 to 2010. In 2004, he says, he “took over control of the Shakira brand,” and went on to negotiate key deals, including a $300M, 10 year contract with Live Nation. Though they broke off their personal relationship in 2010, de la Rua continued to “oversee and control” her business interests until he was abruptly terminated in 2011.
The $100M represents de la Rua’s share of Shakira’s 2011 profits as well as the “value of his share of the partnership upon dissolution.”
De la Rua is the son of former Argentine president Fernando de la Rua. He served as an advisor during his father’s pregnancy. Shakira is currently expecting her first child with Spanish soccer player Gerard Pique. The couple just moved into a new home in Barcelona.
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