Actress Sofia Vergara Sued by Griselda Blanco’s Estate In An Attempt to Halt Netflix Series Release
MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 09: Sofía Vergara attends the 'Griselda' premiere at the Callao Cinema on January 09, 2024 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/WireImage)

Actress Sofia Vergara Sued by Griselda Blanco’s Estate in an Attempt to Halt Release of Netflix Series About Queenpin

Sofia Vergara has been listed as a defendant in a new lawsuit brought on by the family of Griselda Blanco.

Vergara, 51, plays Blanco in the upcoming Netflix series Griselda.

The late Colombian queenpin’s adult children sued the actress on behalf of their mother’s estate, as well as Netflix, claiming that the portrayal of Blanco was an unauthorized use of her likeness and image, according to court documents obtained by TMZ.

The family is seeking an injunction to block the release of Griselda, which is scheduled to be released on Thursday, January 25.

Blanco’s son, Michael, said that he’s done interviews for those who showed interest in developing the family’s story since 2009. He also claims that Netflix was one of the parties he previously spoke with about acquiring the rights. But he says that Griselda used his anecdotes and materials without handing over any compensation.

The six-episode miniseries was executive-produced by Vergara and is based around Blanco’s life as a powerful drug cartel leader. According to a Netflix logline, Griselda is “set in 1970s-80s Miami, [where] Blanco’s lethal blend of unsuspected savagery and charm helps her expertly navigate between business and family, leading her to become widely known as ‘the Godmother.’”

Blanco, who became known as The Cocaine Godmother, was killed in 2012 at the age of 69.

 

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Crystal joined BallerAlert in 2020 to renew her passion for writing. She is a Kentucky native who now lives in the heart of Atlanta. She enjoys reading, politics, traveling, and of course writing.

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