MIAMI, May 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Ivan and Simona Aguilera, the son and daughter-in-law of the late Mexican icon, Juan Gabriel, have filed suit in Florida state court in Miami-Dade County against Univision, Telemundo and other defendants for defamation and related causes of action.
The amended complaint alleges that the defendants have falsely stated, among many other defamatory statements, that Ivan contributed to his father’s death; that Ivan and Simona “robbed” Juan Gabriel and/or his estate of properties; and that Ivan and Simona have handled the estate against Juan Gabriel’s wishes. The amended complaint states that all of these statements are 100% false and highly defamatory.
At the time these defamatory statements were made, Ivan and Simona Aguilera were in mourning, and also were organizing a public memorial for Juan Gabriel, organizing a public tribute concert featuring his music, with proceeds to be donated to a charity for poor children, and were managing Juan Gabriel’s estate consistent with his expressed wishes.
The lawsuit will seek in excess of $100 million in damages against Univision, Telemundo and the other defendants.
A copy of the First Amended Complaint, with exhibits, can be found at www.AguileraVsUnivision.com.
Ivan and Simona Aguilera are represented by attorneys:
Charles J. Harder of Harder Mirell & Abrams LLP in Los Angeles, California, and
Kenneth G. Turkel and Shane B. Vogt of Bajo Cuva Cohen & Turkel LLP in Tampa, Florida.
SOURCE Harder Mirell & Abrams LLP