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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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Dexi Extrem

There is no State called "Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus"... the only State is CYPRUS and half of it is occupied by the Turks

sofia

No one have any respect for Cyprus. you wouldn't stand watching your island enslaved and the 40% occupied even one hour, not 37 years. i agree with the above comment... read some history and you will see that turks are murders, rapers of Cyprus and Greece...

Mark

The is no "Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus". No State is recognized by the UN under this name. Learn some history, please!

Mindsweeper

The Turkish Occupied areas of the Republic of Cyprus are an illegal entity. Any claims by the Turkish media company are null & void as there is no UN or international recognition of " The Turkish republic of north Cyprus". The courts should simply throw out the request and the Cyprus Republic issue a writ on Iglesias for entering the Republic of Cyprus through an illegal port.

Mustafa

Turks own Cyprus since over a 1000 years. Few Greeks on the island are welcome to stay. Militarily it would be few hours to take over the entire island, but few Greeks living on the island are tolerated as they have no military or man power to defend the bits they own. Julio Iglesias can come on the island when he wants and Turks will certainly take their money back from him or get him sing non stop.

Ana. Sign Company

"The owner of Merit Crystal Cove Hotel paid the promoter in advance and in full, With the Understanding That There Would Be Julio Iglesias to perform," said Edward Mullins, of Astigarraga Davis shareholder and attorney for the plaintiff. "But it got sandbagged when to Church decides 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.

In view of this comment we could see two points of view and very important key. First point and the principal, a contract must comply because it confirms the honesty and word of a person's integrity is the cornerstone of society and if we lose we lose with her most of our victudes is trust, but this does not mean that an agreement fair to both parties. Here goes the second point.
July as a person, human being, also has our same feelings and can be afraid, you feel your life is in danger, also has family.
the life of a singer is like that of us fans, so out of respect for their work and sacrifice of so many years deserves the opportunity to be understood.
Could see an agreement in which both benefit from it and neither side comes out injured.

dio

There is no such thing as a "Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus"... who makes-up this sh***!?

USA-rules

Could Julio Iglesias perform a "lavish" concert at the Palestinian Territories without having a problem with Israel and would this be legal, and if he did that, wouldn't he be in big trouble legally? If you answer this question, you will understand that whoever wrote this article did not do his research and he is simply stupid-ignorant about international affairs and the political dimensions of certain actions...sorry...Nice job Miami Herald! I am wondering: don't you have an editor over there to supervise what is written and how it is written before it goes out?

In all schools around the USA, we are being constantly taught that Cyprus is being occupied by the Turks illegally, and that this is an illegal occupation that the UN condemns. Nobody recognizes this occupation as a "legal nation-state" except the Turks (for obvious reasons), not even the USA! I am wondering: your author has not attended college ever?

Mustafa2

Turks own Cyprus since over a 1000 years. Few Greeks on the island are welcome to stay. Militarily it would be few hours to take over the entire island, but few Greeks living on the island are tolerated as they have no military or man power to defend the bits they own. Julio Iglesias can come on the island when he wants and Turks will certainly take their money back from him or get him sing non stop.

Constantine Nicolaides

We would like to congratulate Mr Julio Inglesias and his Agency for their decision to pull back and refrain from performing in the illegally occupied north part of Cyprus. They were fraudulently misrepresented of the fact that "TRNC" is an illegal entity, not recognised by any country or organisation of countries, including the United Nations, European Union, etc, and has been forcefully installed and/or created by Turkey, which invaded Cyprus in 1974 and has been occupying the nothern part of it since. To their credit our Turkish Cypriot compatriots, who have lived together with their fellow Greek Cypriot compatriots in harmony and in peace for hundreds of years, wish for their liberation from Turkey's occupation the soonest. Well done Julio, well done Jennifer Lopez and the other singers/entertainers, who have turned their backs, lawfully and justifiably from performing in the illegally occupied Area of Cyprus, in the illegally and forcefully occupied Greek homes, which they were forced to leave by the Turkish army during and after the invasion of Cyprus in 1974 and after the indisriminate raping, bashing and killing so many innocent people, including children whilst they were bathing in their homes and at the sea shores.

Constantine Nicolaides

For the sake of legal clarity, I would like to state to those legally ignorants that a proper, legally and freely entered Contract/Agreement does not have to be executed if one of the parties has been misrepresented either fraudulently or factually by the other contracting party on one or more material facts, which if s/he had known he would not have contracted in the first place. Therefore, the fact that Julio Inglesias and his Agencyhave not been told all the material facts about the "TRNC" and have also been misrepresented of so many other facts, enables them to consider the Contract/Agreement null and void. Therefore, whoever is suing him and his Agency will definitely lose and so they should be, at least on legal grounds.

Tolga huy

Turkish Cypriots were killed in there Thousands by the murdrer greek cypriots and gereeks from mainland. They did not live in harmony with greek cypriots at all. Turkish cypriots do not trust the greeks a bit. It is true that turkish cypriots like economical indipendence from Turkey but we love turkish soldiers and they our secirity. If it means failing EU wont recognize us or we listen to famous musicians on our mainland Turkey or on a CD let it be the case !
Turkish Cypriot - Tolga

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