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August 12, 2011

Talent agency for Julio Iglesias sued after crooner cashes in on no-show gig

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Miami law firm Astigarraga Davis is suing the talent agency of Spanish crooner Julio Iglesias for bailing on a concert scheduled at a hotel in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. The concert was supposed to take place October 16, 2010, but the singer pulled out last minute, citing “security concerns” even though our sources tell us that numerous assurances for security detail had been made and a  number of other artists had performed there without incident, including Dionne Warwick and The Gypsy Kings.

According to the attorney for the plaintiff, Merit Crystal Cove Hotel paid nearly $300,000 for the performance, only to be stiffed with a no show-- and no reimbursement.

“The owner of Merit Crystal Cove Hotel paid the promoter in advance and in full, with the understanding that Julio Iglesias would be there to perform,” said Edward Mullins, shareholder of Astigarraga Davis and attorney for the plaintiff. “But it got sandbagged when Iglesias decided not to show, leaving it without a performer and $300,000 in the hole.” At this time, the attorney for the International Creative Talent Agency has not responded to our request for comment.

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