Shakira: $100 Million Lawsuit Blues
Looks like she’ll be spending some serious cash on her legal team- Shakira was recently served with a $100 million lawsuit courtesy of her ex-boyfriend Antonio de la Rua.
According to the paperwork, Antonio is entitled to a portion of the “Hips Don’t Lie” singer’s earnings given his oral agreement with her during a profitable time in her career.
De la Rua insists they had a ‘business partnership whose sole aim was to market, expand, and profit from the Shakira brand.’
Furthermore, Antonio claims he helped Shakira cross over from her mostly-Latino fanbase to her worldwide success, using the same skills he utilized in helping his father get elected as President of Argentina.
He also claims that they agreed he "would be entitled to a percentage of the profits of the Partnership in exchange for the contribution of his business and marketing knowledge, skills, and expertise."