Shakira Being Sued For $100 Million By Ex-Boyfriend Who Claims He Is Responsible For Her Success

Shakira Being Sued For $100 Million By Ex-Boyfriend Who Claims He Is Responsible For Her Success
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Shakira and ex-boyfriend Antonio de la Rúa’s amicable 2010 split is turning into anything but as the row over proceeds from their business relationship hots up.

Shakira, who is expecting Barcelona FC star Gerard Piqué’s baby, kept her ex employed even after they split but he was dismissed.

Late last month, Antonio de la Rúa filed a lawsuit against his former love, seeking a whopping $100 million in damages for breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty.

William Reid, de la Rúa’s attorney, notes that Shakira was successful long before she hired Antonio as her business manager, but claims ‘the financial success she enjoyed with Antonio was unparalleled.’

The suit reads according to US Weekly: ‘De la Rúa spent more than six years building the ‘Shakira brand’ into one of the most valuable pop-star brands in the entertainment industry.’

‘The profits earned by the partnership in 2011 and 2012, and millions of dollars that it will earn in the future, were generated by the deals he conceptualized, originated, negotiated and executed.’

Though de la Rúa continued to work with Shakira after they split after ten years together, he was dismissed by October of the following year ‘as if he were a mere employee,’ reads the suit.

Antonio also claims he persuaded her to record the smash hit Hips Don’t Lie.

The suit adds: ‘The combination of de la Rua’s business and marketing talents with defendant’s artistic talents, beauty and sex appeal succeeded in propelling the value of the partnership far beyond anything either had previously achieved or believed possible.’

The couple split in January 2011 just two months before she confirmed her relationship with 25-year-old Gerard.

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