McALLEN, Texas (CN) - Gloria Trevi says TV Azteca defamed her in "a nefarious campaign" by republishing criminal allegations of which she had been cleared in the courts. The singer claims the TV network tried to destroy her after she "embarrassed" it by refusing to sign a deal to become "its excusive superstar."
Trevi accuses TV Azteca of "fabricating vicious rumors and gossip," linking her to a drug trafficker and says the station reported or "caused to be reported" that she was "a subject in a federal investigation."
False criminal charges were then brought against her and she spent more than 4 years in jail in Brazil and Mexico until she was cleared of all charges, she claims in Hidalgo County Court.
Gloria de los Angeles Trevino Ruiz, known as Gloria Trevi throughout Latin America, is also known as "Mexico's Madonna," for her talents and her flouting of traditional social norms.
Trevi says she moved her family to McAllen "to get a new and fresh start" because TV Azteca and other defendant media outlets expanded the defamation campaign to her family after she was acquitted, reporting that her husband "was accused of drug trafficking."
Trevi says the defendants are republishing allegations of which she was cleared. She particularly objects that the defendants aired "or caused to be aired" a TV program that told viewers "not to forget all that happened, all that she did."
Trevi demands punitive damages. She is represented by Raymond Thomas.
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