Pablo Escobar’s 71-year-old brother, Roberto de Jesus Escobar Gaviria, has sued Netflix for $1 billion over a copyright claim against Narcos, the Hollywood Reporter reports.
The lawsuit was filed last year by Escobar Inc., a company owned by Gaviria, and took issue with Netflix’s use of Pablo Escobar’s name and story without permission.
Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter from his home in Colombia, Gaviria was frank about his dislike of the concept of the Netflix show.
“I don’t want Netflix or any other film production company to film any movies in Medellin or Colombia that relates to me or my brother Pablo without authorization from Escobar Inc.,” Gaviria said. “It is very dangerous. Especially without our blessing. This is my country.”
“Netflix are scared,” he said, specifically referring to his legal battle against the streaming platform. “They sent us a long letter to threaten us. Right now, we are in discussions… to obtain our $1 billion payment,” he continued.
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Courtesy of Complex