Griselda Blanco vs. Sofia Vergara: Drug Lord Family Sues Netflix Over Miniseries

Griselda Blanco vs. Sofia Vergara: Drug Lord Family Sues Netflix Over Miniseries

The family of the Colombian drug lord, Griselda Blanco, is taking legal action against Netflix and actor/producer Sofía Vergara, aiming to block the release of an upcoming miniseries about Blanco’s life. The lawsuit, filed by Blanco’s son Michael Corleone Blanco and his wife, Marie Blanco, alleges that Netflix and the show’s creators are using Michael’s unreleased “artistic literary work” and his likeness without permission or credit.

In the lawsuit filed in Florida’s Miami-Dade County court, Michael Corleone Blanco claims that he has spent several years meticulously documenting his and his mother’s life for a book and a Spanish soap opera. The legal action seeks a temporary injunction to prevent Netflix from releasing the limited series on January 25 and from using Michael’s artistic literary work. Additionally, Blanco is seeking damages of at least $100,000.

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The complaint points out that two defendants, Andres Hernando Lopez and Rafael Alfredo Rojas Vega, had previously agreed in 2009 to assist Michael in publishing a book and developing a Spanish soap opera. Blanco alleges that Lopez met with Netflix to discuss the family’s story, but Netflix declined to use Michael’s consultation or literary work. Blanco believes that Lopez and Rojas Vega went on to sell or provide his unreleased artistic literary work without his consent.

Describing the series as a “fictionalized dramatization inspired by the life of the savvy and ambitious Griselda Blanco,” Netflix’s six-episode drama titled “Griselda” is at the center of this legal dispute. As of now, representatives for Blanco, Netflix, and Sofía Vergara have not yet commented on the lawsuit.

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