Shakira Accuses Prosecutors of Engaging In Smear Campaign Against Her, Legal Docs Say

 Shakira Accuses Prosecutors of Engaging In Smear Campaign Against Her, Legal Docs Say

Shakira is calling out Spanish prosecutors, saying she is the victim of a smear campaign, TMZ reports. 

According to the outlet, the singer filed legal documents in Spain responding to the allegations that she went without paying more than $14 million in taxes for income earned from 2012 through 2014. Shakira is looking at an 8-year prison sentence and a $24 million fine if convicted, reports note. 

Shakira however, says she was living in the United States at the time, where she appeared as a coach on

“The Voice.”

The singer said she even paid $10,141,075 in taxes to the U.S. during that period. According to the outlet, Spain laws mandate you to pay taxes if you spend

“183 days or more there in a single year.”

Legal documents claim that Shakira became a resident of Spain in 2015. Shakira says she is also battling the government’s claims that she failed to pay in 2011 but the singer says she was on a global tour and only spent 60 days in the country. The singer says,

“prosecutors violated her right to privacy and the presumptions of innocence,”

reports state.

#Clique, what are your thoughts?

Tatiana Tait

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