Pietro Lombardi has had enough: the singer gives an ultimatum to a company that apparently owes him a lot of money. It's about 100,000 euros that he hasn't received from the company yet, the 30-year-old said in an episode of the podcast "Laura and Pietro – On Off" (listen here on RTL), which he and his fiancee Laura Maria Rypa operates.
Lombardi explains in the current episode that he "frequently" advertised for the company. It was about links and Instagram stories. Payment has been outstanding for a year. He doesn't want to wait much longer - and therefore sends a very clear message: "Dear company, I'm taking it easy on you. Make sure my money gets there, I've worked for it, I've done everything for it." Otherwise he will make the name of the company public, the DSDS judge threatens.
"I can't name the company right now, but at some point if this isn't clarified, I will make it public," Lombardi said. The unknown company would probably prefer to do without this negative publicity. Interestingly, his fiancé Laura Maria Rypa, with whom Lombardi is expecting a child, also had a request from the client. However, given the experience her partner had had, she decided against it.
He had agreed that the fee should not be paid monthly, but in one go at the end. But he still hasn't seen anything of the amount. "It's like someone working a 40-hour week - and imagine your boss saying at the end of the month: You don't get the money," Rypa drew a comparison for the audience.
In the past, Pietro Lombardi was not always known for being responsible with money. After his early success with "Deutschland sucht den Superstar", he just threw money around: "If I earned 5000 euros, then they were gone the next day," he said in the RTL documentary "Pietro Lombardi: Family , Faith, Love" (watch here on RTL). In 2019 he even squandered a whole million within nine months.
Sources: Podcast "Laura and Pietro – On Off" / "Pietro Lombardi: Family, Faith, Love"