Miami Latin Pop Singer Katherine Alexander Seeking $1 Million From Accused Rapist
A $1 million settlement.
That's what Miami Latin pop singer Katherine Alexander is seeking from Jesus Salas, her former manager and a Spanish Broadcasting Systems Spanish Broadcasting Systems executive vice president.
Last week, Alexander filed a lawsuit against Salas accusing him of rape, sodomy, death threats, and stealing the earnings from her brief musical career.
Now she and her legal team are looking to settle out of court.
In the suit, Alexander -- whose only hit song, "Put It in a Kiss," reached the number-one slot on Billboard's Latin airplay chart in January 2014 -- claims that she and Salas had a romantic (as well as professional) relationship.
But when the singer tried to leave him, she says, Salas turned violent, sexually assaulting her and threatening to kill her. According to Alexander's lawyer, a 500-yard restraining order has also been filed.
For his part, Salas denies all of the singer's allegations. "The assertions and claims in that suit are false," he wrote in an email statement last week. "Testimony and evidence will conclusively establish the false nature of claims in court."