Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’ to sue Netflix over video series!
Attorneys for Sinaloa Cartel kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman have announced plans to take legal action against Netflix and Univision over the way he is portrayed in a television series about his life.
El Chapo initially threatened to go after the streaming platform and the Spanish network upon learning last year that they’d be producing “El Chapo.” According to his team, the Mexican drug lord was never compensated for the rights to his story. The program’s producers went ahead with the series anyway, premiering its first episode back in April. Now El Chapo’s attorneys have returned, this time arguing that he is being depicted in a manner which may threaten his case when his day in federal court arrives in 2018.
“Things are happening (in the series) that do not correspond to reality, despite the fact that there is no conviction confirming those events. That represents a grave violation of (Guzman’s) right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty,” attorney Jose Refugio Rodriguez recently told Mexican radio network Formula.
Refugio Rodriguez has not actually been consulted by El Chapo, as the beleaguered Mexican national’s lawyers back home have not been authorized to defend him in the States, where he is being kept incommunicado in New York, under the representation of a pair of public defenders.
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