Monday, April 22, 2024

Singer Shakira Won’t Have to Pay Ex Boyfriend Any Dough


Shakira, the onenamed singer from “The Voice” and “Hips Don’t Lie,” has shaken off big possible dependent. According to her publicists, Shakira has had a case brought against her by an ex lover dismissed. Since I don’t follow Shakira, who is with someone else and recently had a baby, I will convey to you the statement just released:

“A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against the pop star Shakira by her former boyfriend, Antonio de la Rua.  The California lawsuit was one of three that de la Rua has filed against Shakira seeking to claim a “partnership” interest in Shakira’s income, and all three have failed. Shakira commented:  “I am very grateful that the courts are not allowing these groundless lawsuits to proceed.  I have moved on in my life and could not be happier now.  I hope this harassment will now come to an end.”

“In the Los Angeles action, Shakira moved to dismiss the case on the ground that California was an improper forum to hear a dispute between Colombian and Argentine citizens, particularly in light of a prenuptial agreement the two signed in 2006, at a Colombian consulate, by which they agreed that de la Rua would have no claim to Shakira’s future income as an entertainer.  A Swiss judge, ruling in a case de la Rua filed in Geneva, recently held that the 2006 agreement “decisively” compelled the conclusion that Shakira and de la Rua were never legal partners.”

And now we know all about that.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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