Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar's ex-girlfriend Virginia Vallejo has sued the Netflix's show Pablo Escobar: El Patron del Mal's production company, claiming the show is based on her memoir about her love life with the cocaine kingpin.
Vallejo has filed the lawsuit against the Caracol American Productions on Thursday, 25th January, accusing the show's producers of stealing the specific story from her memoir, Amando Patron del Mal.
Journalist and Pablo Escobar's ex-girlfriend Virginia Vallejo sued the Caracol American Production
In the legal doc u ments obtained by TMZ, the former journalist Vallejo says her 2006 memoir Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar [English translation]
details her relationship with Medellin cartel leader Pablo Escobar, and her cooperation with Colombian and the United States authorities in prosecuting Alberto Santofimio Botero, ex-senator and ex-Minister of Justice, drug cartel bosses, and others.
In the court paper, Vallejo says Caracol was in negotiation with her but they never struck a deal to use her work. She also claims, Caracol still went on to life the narratives and scenes from her book. She adds though they changed the name of the character in the series, Regina Parejo clearly rhymes her.
Pablo Escobar, el patron del Mal, starring Andrés Parra, Angie Cepeda, Cecilia Navia, was released in 2012 which ran for 74 episodes.