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"When I got remarried, that was me trying to downplay [Selena’s death] in my life," Perez told the New York Post. "It was too painful. I never talked about [Selena’s death]. Getting remarried and starting my new life was a way to get over losing her. I thought getting remarried would help, and it did. But the pain is still there. It’ll always be there.” (Source: )In November 2016, Pérez announced that a made-for-television miniseries would be made from his book. This prompted Abraham to file a lawsuit against him since it violated an estate properties agreement originally signed between him and the family two months after Selena’s death in 1995. The lawsuit also sparked a bitter dispute between the family and Pérez, who in September 2020, went on Instagram and publicly accused the Quintanilla family of erasing his legacy with Selena. Suzette posted a rebuttal shortly thereafter and Perez later apologized. The case was settled in September 2021.

Selena's inspiring and heartbreaking story has been one that the film and TV industries have explored several times since her death. Perhaps the best known adaptation is 1997's Selena, which starred Jennifer Lopez in the titular role and Jon Seda as Pérez. Per People, Pérez and Seda are actually close in real life. (Source: www.oprahdaily.com)

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Quintanilla filed a lawsuit in 2016 against Perez, his Blue Mariachi Productions, and TV production company Endemol Shine to block the development of a TV series based on Perez’s book, “To Selena, With Love,” alleging that only Selena’s estate has the right to her name, image and “to author or authorize and commercially exploit a book, play, video, film, TV movie” about her life. Quintanilla’s attorneys argued the TV series would violate an estate properties agreement Perez and other members of Selena’s family signed in 1995 following the singer’s death.

Perez and his late wife's family were in a locked in a legal dispute over Perez's plan to create a miniseries based on his 2012 memoir "To Selena, With Love." In a lawsuit, Quintanilla, Jr. claimed it would go against an agreement signed by both parties shortly after Selena’s death in 1995. Per the agreement, Quintanilla, Jr. owns entertainment properties that include the name, voice, signature, photograph and likeness of Selena. (Source: preview.houstonchronicle.com)

 

 

 

 

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