Lawsuit against Shakira dismissed by judge
Posted on: 05:41 PM IST Aug 02, 2013
Los Angeles: A Superior Court judge has dismissed the lawsuit filed against Columbian singer Shakira by her former boyfriend, Antonio de la Rua. The California lawsuit was one of three suits that Antonio filed against the singing star, seeking to claim a "partnership" interest in Shakira's income, and all three were shut down by the court, reported E! online.
"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," the new mother said in a statement. Shakira, who is dating footballer Gerard Pique, was slapped with a USD 100 million lawsuit in Los Angeles by her ex, who claimed that he built the singer's brand and was the brains behind her hits "Hips Don't Lie" and "Waka Waka," according to court documents.
Antonio filed the suit on April 12, after initially filing a USD 250 million lawsuit against the star in New York last November. In the California proceedings, Shakira's camp filed a motion to dismiss on March 28, maintaining that the court did not have jurisdiction because Shakira and Antonio are Colombian and Argentine citizens, respectively. They also noted that she and Antonio had signed a "prenuptial-type agreement applicable to unmarried couples" in 2006, in which they "expressly manifested their wish to conserve, each separately, the totality of their past,current and future assets."