Trial against Paulina Rubio rescheduled for November
A judge gave performer Paulina Rubio two more months to prepare her defense in the lawsuit filed against her by CMG Entertainment, the Boyacá Cultural Fund and the Viva La Música Cultural Corporation for failing to show up for a concert in Tunja for Boyaca’s International Culture Festival. Trial is set to begin on November 13th in Miami, FL and could last six or seven days, especially considering there are witnesses flying in to Miami from Colombia.
According to the plaintiffs, Rubio breached a contract that had been signed in advance; they are asking for one million dollars in damages. The artist’s defense claims Rubio couldn’t make it to the show because of difficulties in air transportation to Tunja, and not for lack of interest in the event. They claim the event’s organizers had promised to provide a jet to transport the singer to Tunja, but that they had to do it themselves and the aircraft wasn’t cleared to land because of weather conditions.
The plaintiffs, however, say Rubio was actually supposed to fly from Medellín to Bogotá and from there was expected to travel by land the 130 Km to Tunja, which doesn’t have a commercial airport.
Initially the judge had refused to change the date of the trial but she reconsidered.