The ex of Gerard Piqué He went first thing in the morning to the Provincial Court of Barcelona to admit a crime of tax fraud and put an end to the judicial fight he had had with the Spanish Tax Agency for years. The staging was measured to the millimeter and not for purely formal reasons but for a hitherto secret project that he has been working on for months: a series about his life.
She is not the first (nor will she be the last) to record her daily life in an audiovisual format that will surely delight her followers. From David Beckham a Rafa Nadal, Sergio Ramos, Georgina o Tamara Falcoeveryone has jumped on the autobiographical ‘documentary’ bandwagon and Shakira It was not going to be less. The curious thing is the moment that the Colombian has chosen to immortalize cinematographically: what, according to her, has been one of the worst years of her life. The separation from Piqué, her transfer to Miami, the constant hospital admissions of her parents and also her judicial fight against the Spanish Treasury.
This Monday, Shakira arrived at the courthouse in a van with tinted windows in which she was traveling with her legal team, her personal assistants and also a professional camera, in charge of recording everything. Hence also the interpreter’s very careful look (palazzo pants and jacket in shades of pink, the color of innocence and purity) and her thunderous silence, both outside and inside the courts.
“These images would correspond to the end of one of the seasons or the documentary”they have assured in We’ll see. “This is the same team that accompanied Shakira to the Latin Grammy Awards in Seville.” The keys to it? More darts against Piqué and also against the Spanish Treasury, which he accuses of “persecution.” Let them both prepare: “You left my mother-in-law as a neighbor, with the press at the door and the Treasury debt,” Shakira sang in Session 53.
“My children have asked me for it”
As we said, the Colombian’s defense has finally reached an agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office, which accused her of tax fraud of 14.5 million euros between 2012 and 2014. She closes the chapter with three years in prison (commutable for just under 500,000 euros) and a fine of 7.3 million euros.
As soon as the news was known, Shakira herself released a statement explaining the reasons for her decision after stating that she would fight until the end to prove her innocence: “I felt ready to face a trial and defend my innocence.. My lawyers were convinced that we had a winning trial. However, after many years of struggle, I have made this decision.”
“I had two options: continue fighting until the end, mortgaging my peace of mind and that of my children.stop making songs, albums and tours, without being able to enjoy my career and the things I like, or agree, close and leave behind this chapter of my life looking forward“. The artist added: “I have come to the conclusion that It is not a triumph to win if the price is having so many years of your life stolen from you.. I greatly admire those Spanish citizens, like Xabi Alonso, Sito Pons and many others, who have fought to the end, investing years of their lives in this, but For me, today, winning is getting my time back. “What good is it for me to win a procedure in the end if I have to fight for 10 or 15 years and lose everything along the way?”
Finally, he has assured that he has done everything for the well-being of his children: “My children have asked me. I have to choose my battles and the most important one for me now is do everything so that my children live a full life and focus on what is really important: to see them grow up and spend time with them, without subjecting them to the anguish of seeing their mother in a criminal trial with the exhaustion that entails. They themselves have asked me, and I have made this decision for them. “They have lived through very hard times and I want them to finally see me happy and look forward together to the future.”