Popular singer, Shakira has settled her tax evasion suit with the Spanish authorities. She recently avoided a lengthy trial that would have cost her a possible three-year jail sentence, and fans have been reacting.
Prosecutors had accused the superstar of defrauding the Spanish state of 14.5 million euros ($15.7 million) on income earned between 2012 and 2014.
Reacting, Shakira said even if she was ready to face trial and defend her innocence, she came to the conclusion that it is not a triumph to win if the price is that (they) steal so many years of life.
Her words, “I need to move past the stress and emotional toll of the last several years and focus on the things I love. They are my kids and all the opportunities to come in my career. There is also my upcoming world tour and my new album.
I admire tremendously those who have fought these injustices to the end. But for me, today, winning is getting my time back for my kids and my career.”
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