The Straits Times
Published on Sep 11, 2012

Shakira sued by ex-boyfriend and agent for $309m


BOGOTA, Colombia (AFP) - Shakira's former boyfriend and agent are suing her over contracts that were pending after their breakup, the Colombian pop star's lawyer said on Monday.

Antonio de la Rua of Argentina filed suit in July, and sought to have bank assets frozen, attorney Ezequiel Camerini said in a statement.

The request for the freezing was denied, but the underlying case is still alive, he added without giving details.

Last week Colombian media reported that de la Rua, son of a former president and Shakira's beau until just over a year ago, sued her seeking US$250 million (S$309 million) and real estate they shared during their 11-year relationship, meant to be compensation for contracts that remained pending after they called it quits.