Griselda Blanco’s family speaks out ahead of the premiere of the Netflix series griselda Series starring Sofía Vergara.
The limited series will debut on the streaming platform on January 25. Netflix’s official logline for the show reads: “Inspired by true events, this fictional dramatization follows Griselda Blanco’s journey from Medellín to becoming ‘the godmother’ of the Miami drug empire.”
On Friday (January 19), it emerged that Griselda’s adult children, representing her estate, had taken legal action against Sofía, who served as executive producer on the project, in an attempt to stop the series’ release.
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According to ET, the lawsuit alleges that Sofía and Netflix used the image and likeness of Griselda and her family without permission.
Griselda’s son, Michael, claims that since 2009 he had given interviews to several people with the intention of producing a program and a book based on him and his mother.
He alleges that Netflix did not express interest in incorporating content from his interviews, but the next griselda The show is based on anecdotes and materials used without authorization or compensation.
This is not the first time that a Netflix series based on real people and events has been the subject of controversy. In 2022, Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story was harshly criticized by the families of Jeffrey Dahmer’s victims.