They reached an agreement? Selena and Chris Pérez’s family end legal battle for rights over their image

LOS ANGELES – After a multi-year legal battle, the family of the late Texan star Selena quintanilla and whoever the singer’s husband was, Chris Pérez, ended the legal battle that involved them and resolved their differences amicably according to publications from both parties through social networks.

The legal dispute on the rights of the artist’s image began after the announcement of a miniseries based on the memoirs “Para Selena, con amor”, written by Pérez in 2012, which were crossed out as an unauthorized book by Selena’s father, Abraham Quintanilla in 2017 and filed a lawsuit against the widower and two companies for planning to serialize the book.

According to the lawsuit at that time, it was mentioned that after the murder of Selena in 1995 at the hands of the president of his fan club, Yolanda Saldívar, the widower signed an agreement where he gave the rights to the image and name of Quintanilla To his family.

However, through social networks, Chris Pérez made it known that the legal dispute with Selena’s family had been resolved amicably.

“Now that these issues are behind us, in the future, my hope, and the hope of the Quintanilla family, is that we work together to continue honoring and celebrating Selena’s legacy.”added Pérez.

For his part, the singer’s father posted a similar message on his page, although neither of them revealed the details of the agreement.

The legal problems do not end for the Quintanillas

The image of Selena continues to be fought, last month, Moctesuma Esparza, the producer of the movie “Selena” released in 1997, managed to continue with his lawsuit alleging that Quintanilla’s family violated their contract by granting licenses to Netflix, he argues that, In 1995, he and the singer’s father established a company that would be assigned the film and television rights to Selena’s stories.

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Esparza alleges in her lawsuit that the company would retain the rights until the film’s copyright expires, while Selena’s family has insisted that an amendment to the contract would restore the rights to her.


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