Shakira $250m Lawsuit

April 17, 2013 by  

Shakira $250m Lawsuit, Shakira’s facing down a $250M lawsuit from an ex-boyfriend who claims he’s responsible for her success, but the international pop star is fighting back. She’s filed court papers in Manhattan, requesting the suit be thrown out, the NY Daily News reports.

Antonio de la Rua, the son of former Argentine President Fernando de la Rua, dated Shakira for over a decade before they split in 2011. De la Rua has filed suit against the singer in New York, California, Switzerland and the Cayman Islands, claiming he’s owed a share of her profits for shaping the “Shakira brand.”

He maintains that he advised her throughout her relationship, offering to use his background in law, “marketing, brand-building and political campaign management” in a more active way after her successful 2004 tour wound up losing money somehow. The spurned ex claims he is to credit for convincing her to record “Hips Don’t Lie,” which she initially “hated,” and was instrumental in her $300 million deal with Live Nation in 2008.

He also claims to have “inspired” Shakira to write “Waka Waka” with a recording he’d made of African-inspired Colombian music, adding that it was he who successfully campaigned for the song to be the anthem of the 2010 World Cup.

In her affidavit, however, Shakira says that, when she first met de la Rua at a concert in Argentina in 2000, “I was already a well-known and recognized artist, and my international career was established and solid.”

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