Aug 30, 2022

Mexico's Queen of the Pacific sues Netflix over series

Sandra Ávila Beltrán argues that the TV series Queen of the South is based on her life, her lawyer told the Mexican newspaper Milenio. Ávila Beltrán says her story was used without her consent and is demanding that she be paid 40% of the royalties. Ávila Beltrán, 61, was infamous in Mexico even before the Netflix series was broadcast. Her uncle is Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo, one of the founders of the powerful Guadalajara drug cartel. In legal documents seen by Milenio she accuses Netflix and Telemundo, which co-produced the series, of using her image without her consent for their gain.

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