The battle for Chabelo’s legacy: Son threatens lawsuit against Televisa over profit from late host’s name

Televisa has profited with Chabelo's name after his death, his son threatens to denounce them.

Chabelo’s death shocked everyone, both artists and fans of the Mexican host.

After his death, Televisa paid tribute to the host, rebroadcasting the last episode of En Familia con Chabelo and other iconic movies.

Xavier Lopez’s son called Televisa’s attention, threatening to launch a strong lawsuit against them if they continued to profit from his father’s name. In American Post News, we share with you all the details.

After running him off, Televisa profits from Chabelo’s death

Hijo de Chabelo amenaza con demandar a Televisa por lucrar con su muerte
Programs in tribute to Chabelo.

The death of Xavier López “Chabelo” surprised everyone, especially fans who still remember his beloved show on Televisa.

In the program “En Shock,” it was said that this same company has been profiting from the name of this character after the death of the actor since it has released several tributes and rebroadcasting the famous “En Familia con Chabelo” (In Family with Chabelo).

According to journalist Jorge Carbajal, Chabelo’s son ranted against Emilio Azcarraga’s business, threatening to sue them if they ever mentioned anything about his father again.

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Apparently, the last programs where his name was used had a great rating, which upset the family, as it seemed disrespectful to them.

It is worth mentioning that something similar happened with Vicente Fernandez since his widow, Cuquita Abarca, fought with the company legally to stop the creation of the series.

When did ‘En Familia con Chabelo’ end?

Hijo de Chabelo amenaza con demandar a Televisa por lucrar con su muerte
En Familia con Chabelo.

Xavier Lopez’s show was one of Televisa’s most successful because for 48 years it thrilled millions of Mexican children with its contests and dynamics.

There are many versions of why ‘En Familia con Chabelo’ ended, but it is said that Emilio Azcárraga ordered its cancellation because it was no longer profitable.

Thus, on December 20, 2015, Chabelo’s program ended forever.