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Shakira $250 million lawsuit: It's bogus, she says

Shakira $250 million lawsuit: The Columbian pop singer faces a $250 million lawsuit by her ex-boyfriend for shaping the Shakira brand. Shakira says the suit has no merit.

By StaffAssociated Press / April 18, 2013

Colombian singer Shakira arrives for a promotion event on the Champs Elysee Avenue in Paris last month. The singer and judge on “The Voice” is asking a New York judge to throw out a $250 million lawsuit filed by her ex, Antonio de La Rua.

(AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)


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The singer and judge on "The Voice" is asking a New York judge to throw out a $250 million lawsuit filed by her ex, Antonio de La Rua.

De la Rua is the son of former Argentine President Fernando de la Rua. He dated Shakira for more than a decade before they split in 2011.

De la Rua has been saying he shaped the "Shakira brand."

The New York Daily News reports that Shakira said in court papers that she does not owe her success to de la Rua.

Shakira says in an affidavit when she first met de la Rua at a concert in Argentina in 2000, “I was already a well-known and recognized artist, and my international career was established and solid," according to The New York Daily News.

And the Colombian singer shrugged off claims that he was her business partner and strategist, saying she just hired him out of pity.

She says he was just one of her numerous advisers.

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