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Hours After Shakira’s $6,360,000 Legal Blow, Gerard Pique Forced to Drop Charges Against Journalist

Published Sep 28, 2023 | 10:19 PM EDT

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Just hours ago, Shakira once again found herself entangled in a tax fraud controversy. The Waka-Waka singer has received a major $6.36 million legal blow. Meanwhile, as for her former boyfriend Gerard Pique, the ex-Barcelona star has decided to take a step back from his own legal pursuits by dropping charges against a journalist.

The Colombian singer has already found herself embroiled in a tax fraud case involving over $16 million. Now, another lawsuit has made its way to the singer’s doorstep.

Gerard Pique drops charges against journalist

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Following his split from Shakira, Gerard Pique’s interactions with specific media channels have been less than smooth, particularly in his dealings with paparazzi Jordi Martin. This journalist had been closely monitoring Pique’s romantic involvement with Clara Chía and was responsible for exposing the infidelity. The situation escalated to the point where the couple had to obtain a restraining order against the photojournalist.

However, in an interesting turn of events, Gerard Pique has decided to drop the charges against him for photographing him and his girlfriend in a private place. This came after Martin updated about the news on his social media platforms Instagram and X. He added a story where he broke the news. As translated by DeepL, he wrote, “I just came out of court with good news. Gerard Pique drops all charges against me”.

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Along with this message, the paparazzi shared a photo of the official document that attests to his “victory” in this battle against the former soccer player. The document also stated, “The criminal action brought by Gerard Pique Bernabeu is declared extinguished, and consequently the definitive archive of these proceedings is concluded.

Both Martin and Gerard Pique have a history of friction. However, it appears that the former soccer star has opted to bring an end to the case. Meanwhile, Piqué’s ex-partner Shakira has been hit with another legal tax case. Let’s dive deeper.

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Shakira hit with a new tax fraud case

A group of Spanish prosecutors has initiated legal proceedings against the Grammy-winning artist. As per reports, the prosecutors assert that the singer neglected to declare earnings of approximately $12.6 million generated from her 2018 El Dorado World Tour. The renowned Waka-Waka singer is reported to owe the Spanish government $6.3 million in taxes when factoring in interest on unpaid amounts.

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During this time, Shakira resided in Spain and was obligated to pay taxes, regardless of the income source. However, it is alleged that instead of doing so, she employed shell companies to redirect the funds. As of now, Shakira’s legal team has addressed the issue. They insist that the pop star has yet to receive specific legal information concerning this new case. Let’s see what development unfolds in the coming days.

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Abhishek Mishra is a soccer writer at EssentiallySports. Abhishek's love for soccer began during his childhood days when he spent most of his time playing and watching the sport. His early exposure to soccer earned him many accolades at district and zonal levels, making him a true sports enthusiast.
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