Shakira taking legal action against former employees
Press Trust of India
August 12, 2012 12:15 IST
Colombian superstar Shakira is
suing two former employees over allegations of extortion and
The 35-year-old Hips Don't Lie hitmaker claims the
ex-workers threatened to release details about her private
life if she didn't hand over USD 500,000, reported OK magazine
The staffers, who had worked for the singer for 11 years,
were recently fired for undisclosed reasons.
Shakira's lawyer, Exequiel A Camerini, said, "There is
clear evidence of intentions to defame and cause harm to my
client by taking advantage of her public persona and spotless
personal reputation in exchange for money."
It is not known exactly what the former employees planned
to leak about Shakira.