Shakira promises to fight against the “false” accusations of the Prosecutor’s Office; Did she or didn’t she pay her taxes?

Colombian superstar Shakira promised to fight against “false” accusations from the Spanish authorities having evaded €14.5 million ($14.31 million) in taxes, in his first public statements about a case That could land her in prison for up to eight years.

Shakira, 45, faces trial in Spain accused of not having paid taxes between 2012 and 2014a period in which, he said, he had a “nomadic life” due to their work.

I have to fight for what I believebecause her accusations are false,” the “Hips Don’t Lie” singer told Elle magazine. in an interview posted online in the United States on Wednesday and will appear in its October print edition. “I don’t owe them anything.”

The prosecutor’s document to which Reuters had access, ensures that Shakira more than half passed of each year in Spain between 2012 and 2014 and in may In 2012 he bought a family house in Barcelona. In July of last year, a Spanish judge said he had seen “enough evidence” for Shakira to stand trial. a second judge rejected his appeal against the decision in May.

Shakira, who in July rejected an agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office to solve the casesays that the authorities only persecuted her «with eyes on the prize» when they found out he was leaving with the FC Barcelona footballer Gerard Piqué, who is Spanish.

While Gerard and I were dating, I was on a world tour. I spent more than 240 days outside of Spain, so there was no way for me to qualify as a resident,” he said.

“The Spanish tax authorities saw that it was with a Spanish citizen and began to salivate. It is clear that they wanted go for that money as it were, “said the singer.

Shakira added that she had already paid what sheThe Spanish Tax Agency said that it should before for them to file a lawsuit.

Said make sure you behaved correctly and with transparency from the beginning, suggesting that the Spanish authorities “they resorted to a salacious press campaign” to damage his reputation.

The combination of his recent separation from Piqué, a custody battle over his two sons, his father’s illness and “the fight on different fronts” made him faceprobably the darkest hour of my life,” the singer said.

A spokesman for the Spanish prosecutor’s office was not available for comment.