A Texas judge has agreed that a lawsuit filed by singer Selena’s father against her former husband can continue. The lawsuit in question seeks to stop an adapted TV series about the late singer’s life.
“Selena’s father, Abraham Quintanilla, opposes the show. It’s based on what he calls an unauthorized book, “To Selena With Love,” by Chris Perez.
Lawyers for Perez wanted the lawsuit dismissed based on free speech grounds. They had no immediate comment on Friday’s ruling.
Quintanilla is suing Perez and two companies planning to adapt the widower’s memoir into a series. The lawsuit says that after Selena’s 1995 slaying, Perez signed a deal that gave all rights to Selena’s likeness and name to her estate.”