Abraham Quintanilla, the father of Tejano legend Selena Quintanilla, and Netflix are being sued by a producer who claims he was cut out of the development a TV series about the singer. Moctesuma Esparza filed documents claiming Abraham Quintanilla broke a 1995 agreement that gave him rights to the life stories of Selena and members of her family, TMZ said.
Esparza is also suing Selena’s sister, Suzette, for discussing a storyline for a “Young Selena” project with him, TMZ reported. Esparza is seeking $1 million in damages for breach of contract from Quintanilla and Netflix for ignoring his previous deal with Quintanilla.
“Selena: The Series” is set to premiere on the streaming service on Dec. 4.