Selena’s dad sues late singer’s husband over TV series

** FILE ** Selena performs at Hemisfair Plaza in San Antonio, TX, April 24, 1994.  Photo by Sung Park / The Austin American-Statesman.

Selena performs at Hemisfair Plaza in San Antonio, TX, April 24, 1994. Photo by Sung Park / The Austin American-Statesman.

The father of Tejano superstar Selena Quintinilla has filed a lawsuit against the singer’s widower, Chris Perez, and the production company behind upcoming TV series “To Selena, With Love,” the Caller Times report.

Perez announced plans for the series, which is to be based on his best-selling book of the same name, in November. However, Abraham Quintanilla Jr. contends that the show doesn’t have the right to use the “name, voice, signature, photograph and likeness of Selena,” according to the Caller Times. This is not the first time the two have butted heads. Quintanilla also asserts that Perez did not have the right to write his book.

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The show and lawsuit come at the end of a year, 20 years after her death, filled with recognition for Selena. The singer was inducted into the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame. MAC cosmetics released, and nearly immediately sold out, of a line of makeup modeled after her.  Next year, the singer will be awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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