Shakira Admits Tax Fraud and Avoids Jail Time with a Massive Fine
In the early hours of Monday, November 20th, news came as a surprise to fans of Shakira. The Colombian singer admitted guilt in a tax fraud case and negotiated a hefty fine to avoid incarceration in Spain.
According to CNN, Shakira will have to pay around $7.9 million, which is 50% of the total amount of the fraud. However, shortly after this revelation, the alleged truth behind these accusations by the Spanish tax authorities came to light.
“Facing the press at the door and debt at the Treasury”
Earlier this year, Shakira released a song with Argentine producer Bizarrap that became a massive hit. It was evident to many that the song was dedicated to her ex-partner, Gerard Piqué. Though almost every line of the song was directed at the former Spanish footballer, millions of people picked up on other hints.
“You left me with your mother as a neighbor, with the press at the door and debt at the Treasury. You thought you hurt me, but you made me stronger.”
-“Women no longer cry, women make money”
After the Hacienda’s accusations against Shakira in Spain were revealed, several media outlets picked up the information. On social media, an individual named Miguel Enrique Perdomo Franco shared a revelation that no one expected.
“Her father-in-law (Joan Piqué) was her estate’s administrator in Spain. I think there’s the answer. Is he the real culprit?”
Exposing the Singer’s Former Father-in-Law
Allegations began to point fingers at Joan Piqué, the singer’s former father-in-law. One user on Despierta América’s official Instagram account referred to a line in Shakira’s song with Bizarrap: “No wonder he left her with the debt at the Treasury.”
This triggered more reactions, with people speculating further on Joan’s role as Shakira’s estate administrator in Spain, where she lived with Gerard Piqué and their two children.
It should be noted that just a few weeks ago, the Colombian singer went all out on her ex-father-in-law in the song “El jefe,” which she performed with Fuerza Regida.
“Apparently, the father-in-law was her accountant,” “That debt is not hers alone, he and his family washed their hands of the matter,” were some comments.
The Piqués Maintain Silence
Joan and Gerard Piqué have not made any official statements since the tax fraud allegations against Shakira in Spain came to light.
Additionally, there were rumors that Joan Piqué considered suing Shakira over the lyrics in her song.
“More on Joan Piqué, Shakira’s former father-in-law”
According to Quién magazine, the singer’s ex-father-in-law is a Catalan lawyer who has maintained a low profile over the years. He is also the manager of Inversiones BCN Two & Two SL, a company that holds significant real estate properties.
This corporation owns the house where the former couple lived, with Joan reportedly throwing Shakira out of the residence.
It is clear that the recent events have sparked tons of speculations and assumptions surrounding the tax fraud case against Shakira. The public remains eager to see how this situation unfolds.