The Straits Times
Published on Dec 04, 2012

Pop superstar Shakira sued by ex-boyfriend for $122m


NEW YORK (AP) - A lawyer for Shakira's ex-boyfriend Antonio de la Rua says the pop superstar didn't leave his client any other option but to file a New York lawsuit to demand she pay him US$100 million (S$122 million) in compensation for managing her career.

Mr William T. Reid IV says Mr de la Rua tried to talk to Shakira about what he's owed but the Colombian singer refused. Mr Reid said on Monday his client "didn't really want to do this". Mr De la Rua is the son of former Argentine President Fernando de la Rua. He dated Shakira for more than a decade, and they split last year. He filed the lawsuit on Nov 20.

Shakira's representative at the public relations company 42West and her attorneys at the law firm Fox Horan & Camerini LPP haven't responded to requests for comment.