There's heartbreaking news for Selena fans: Chris Perez's plans to turn his book, "To Selena, with Love," into a television series may no longer be a reality.
Selena Quintanilla's father, Abraham Quintanilla, Jr., filed a lawsuit against Perez in December to stop the show from happening.
The suit against Perez and several production companies left Selena fans and supporters in utter disbelief.
Now, a Texas judge has ruled in favor of Abraham.
Quintanilla's lawyer said that Perez did not have authorization to adapt the written memoir into television.
“[They're] commercially exploiting her name, image, and likeness to make money," Abraham's lawyer, Michael Trauben, argued in court.
Perez got the Quintanilla family's blessing to write his love story about the Tejana singer back in 2012. He told Billboard, "When I was done and talked to Abraham about it, he said, 'Son, if it's something you feel you need to do, you have every right to do it.'"
Although Perez signed an agreement making Abraham the exclusive rights holder of all "Entertainment Properties," his lawyer says the lawsuit violates his free speech.
Attorney Eric Medina says that Perez did not give up his free speech rights in signing the document — and that his story does not violate the agreement whatsoever, which is why they want the lawsuit dismissed.
This court hearing comes after Puerto Rican journalist María Celeste Arrarás got dragged by Selena's sister (and her fans) for announcing a TV series about the singer's final days.
That project, based on Arrarás' best-selling book "El Secreto de Selena," is still on, amid heated disapproval from Selena's fans and family. It's reportedly being produced by Disney Media Distribution Latin America and will eventually air on Telemundo.