The company owned by the heirs of Jenni Rivera has sued her former longtime business manager, Pete Salgado.
The company alleges in a lawsuit filed Monday that Salgado has allegedly disclosed personal details about Rivera in his book and also violated his signed non-disclosure agreement by promoting a new TV series based on Rivera's life, for Univision produced by co-defendants Latin World Entertainment Holdings Inc and other companies.
In the multi-claim complaint filed in a Los Angeles Superior Court and obtained by E! News, it states that Jenni Rivera Enterprises LLC wants an injunction against disclosures in the book and the TV series, disgorgement of the profits, unspecified punitive damages, and court costs.
The heirs state that before the tragic plane crash that claimed Rivera's life in 2012, the star thought Salgado "would do everything within his power to assist her children in the event that anything happened to her." Instead, they say he's chosen to "willfully and intentionally violate that trust" and is "personally profiting from his public disclosure of confidential information about Ms. Rivera, which he expressly promised not to disclose."
The estate is looking to permanently stop Univision's production of Su Nombre Era Dolores (Her Real Name Was Dolores) a series based on the singer's life from Salgado's perspective.
The late singer's five children will star in NBC Universo's The Riveras, the new reality series that follows the legacy of the Regional Mexican superstar. Jenni and her children were in the middle of filming the third season of their docu-reality, I Love Jenni's, when the star died in December 2012 and had also signed a deal with ABC for a sitcom titled Jenni.