Billboard Magazine reports:
Abraham Quintanilla Jr., the father of the late Mexican-American singer Selena, has sent a cease and desist letter to Trump supporter Joe Michael Perez, who plans to host an upcoming rally at the Selena Memorial in Texas.
“In cultivating the legacy of Selena, the Quintanilla’s have never associated Selena with partisan politics,” reads a statement obtained by Billboard from Beverly Hills firm Singh, Singh & Trauben, LLP.
“Without ever seeking, let alone obtaining, the Quintanilla’s approval, this individual, who has no affiliation or connection with the family, has appropriated the name, image and likeness of Selena for self-aggrandizement, including through the use of merchandise and apparel depicting Selena.”
Perez has posted a photo showing himself next to Selena’s statue with a Trump hat on its head.