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Sunday 22 of May 2022

Lawyer for 'El Chapo' Demands Payment From Netflix

"El Chapo" (pictured here in his youth) resents not gaining from his story becoming a series,photo: Cuartoscuro/Pedro Valtierra, File
Lawyer Andrés Granados Flores could sue Netflix for making a series on his client

MEXICO CITY — A lawyer for imprisoned drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera says he’ll sue television networks if they air a new series on Guzmán Loera’s life without paying him.

Lawyer Andrés Granados Flores says the two networks have to pay for the right to use Guzmán Loera’s name and nickname, which means “shorty.”

Granados Flores said Wednesday that at the right price, Guzmán Loera might even be willing to supply more information “to make it a better project for them.”

Guzmán Loera earlier gave rights to his life story to Mexican actress Kate del Castillo, and Granados Flores said she could also negotiate with the networks.

On May 17, Netflix and Univision Story House announced that they will co-produce the drama series “El Chapo,” set to air in 2017.

Neither network immediately responded to requests for comment.