Judge Dismisses $100 Million Lawsuit Against Shakira

Shakira probably twerked a few times after a $100 million lawsuit against her was thrown out. The 36-year-old new mom was sued by her ex-boyfriend Antonio de la Rua, who claimed he and Shakira made a verbal agreement in 2004, promising him a stake in her earnings because of his business dealings as well as being an adviser and strategist in her career. The son of former Argentine president Fernando de la Rua also takes credit for persuading Shakira to record the international hit "Hips Don't Lie," which she "hated" at first, and says he helped negotiate her $300 million touring deal with Live Nation.

A California judge joined previously dismissed courts in New York and Switzerland by throwing out the lawsuit, insisting the case should not be heard in California.

"I am very grateful that the courts are not allowing these groundless lawsuits to proceed," says Shakira. "I have moved on in my life and could not be happier now. I hope this harassment will now come to an end."

Gary Gentles

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