Luis Miguel has settled a lawsuit filed by his former manager that led to the Mexican singer’s arrest last week, court records show.
Lawyers for Miguel’s former manager, William Brockhaus, have filed paperwork saying a million-dollar judgment they obtained against Miguel last year has been satisfied.
The Grammy-winning singer was due to appear in federal court in Los Angeles on Thursday to be questioned about his finances and how he should pay the judgment.
The singer, whose full name is Luis Miguel Gallego Basteri, was arrested on May 2 on a contempt order after failing to appear for numerous court hearings.
Miguel was ordered to pay his former manager, William Brockhaus, more than $1 million in July 2016 by a federal judge in New York. Brockhaus’ attorneys sought to enforce the judgment in Los Angeles, where Miguel owns a home. A judge had ordered the seizure of his 2013 Rolls Royce earlier in the proceedings.
Brockhaus sued Miguel in Texas in 2014, claiming the singer failed to pay him based on a management contract he signed in 2012.
Miguel has repeatedly refused to accept court documents in the case and until last week had no lawyer to represent him.
Miguel, who has also won four Latin Grammys and is known as “El Sol de México” (The Sun of Mexico), has sold over 100 million records worldwide and enjoyed a successful career across multiple genres, including pop, mariachi, ballads and boleros.
His attorney, Kris Demirjian, confirmed the settlement but declined to comment further. Brockhaus attorney Amy B. Messigian said she could not comment on the matter.