Latin music superstar Luis Miguel has settled a legal battle over a $ 1 million debt he was ordered to pay his former manager.
Miguel, whose full name is Luis Miguel Gallego Basteri, was scheduled to appear in federal court in Los Angeles on Thursday. But in court documents filed on Wednesday, lawyers for both sides said a deal was reached so the hearing was called off.
The settlement with former manager William Brockhaus follows the five-time Grammy-winner’s brief stint behind bars on May 2, when he was arrested for failure to appear at court hearings and released on bail the same day.
This is not the only legal issue facing the Mexican native. The “SueÃ±a” singer is also fighting his fellow musician Alejandro Fernandez for withdrawing from a joint tour last year.
Miguel’s record company Warner Mexico has also reportedly sued the singer, according to People En Espanol. In a lawsuit filed in March 2017, Warner Mexico accused Miguel of failing to repay a loan of nearly $ 4 million from 2014. It was not immediately clear why the company loaned him the money.
Miguel is one of the biggest stars in Spanish-speaking music, playing sold out in Latin America and Europe. Its nickname is “El Sol de MÃ©xico” (The Sun of Mexico).
Miguel has sold over 100 million records worldwide and has enjoyed successful careers in several genres including pop, mariachi, ballads and boleros.
He was the first Latino artist to have two Spanish-language albums, “Romance” and “Segundo Romance”, platinum in the United States. In 1995, he was the only Latin artist invited to sing at Frank Sinatra’s “80 Years My Way” tribute. after recording a duet with “Ol ‘blue eyes” a year earlier.
The Latin crooner’s love life also made headlines. He dated singer Mariah Carey for nearly three years after meeting in Aspen in 2001, and had an intermittent relationship with actress Sofia Vergara for several years in the early 1990s. Miguel was also linked with the former MTV host Daisy Fuentes. The couple dated for three years before separating in 1998.