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Jenni Rivera

Manager Sues Family

How DARE You Publish Her Bio Without Paying Me???

1/27/2014 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0124-jenni-rivera-laura-lucio-getty-youtubeJenni Rivera's former manager is on a rampage after the late singer's family published Jenni's biography -- claiming she's the REAL author ... and now, the manager wants at least $10 million. 

Laura Lucio filed a lawsuit against Jenni's estate and family, claiming she managed Jenni since 2004 ... and during that time, she and Jenni co-authored the singer's bio --- "Mi Vida Loca" ("My Crazy Life").

Laura claims the book had several publish dates which were pushed back for different reasons -- and Jenni's sudden death in a freak plane crash in 2012 ultimately derailed the project.

Fast forward to July 2013 -- Laura claims Jenni's family somehow found the book on Jenni's computer and published it under a new title "Unbreakable" ... without so much as consulting Laura, let alone paying her.

Laura claims 95% of the book is her writings -- and under the deal she struck with Jenni, she's owed 40% of the book's profits. So far, Laura claims she's gotten squat.

Laura's now suing for at least $10,000,000. A rep for Jenni's estate says the family plans to fight the lawsuit.

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Doodlebug    

Never heard of these people .... Next

178 days ago
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Mary P    

Actually, I knew her best from Herman's Head, then Friends. Never even heard of It Takes Two and those movies were totally of my generation.

178 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

O well

178 days ago
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Clyde T.M. Nestra    

Unless that computer copy is the only copy of the book, and I hope it's not, the woman should have a good case. Best of luck.

178 days ago
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Doodlebug    

Did Beyoncé pee herself during her Grammy performance? Looks like she had a big wet spot on her crotch ..

178 days ago
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bernergirl    

The lady is dead. If that doesn't end a managers/client relationship I don't know what does. And if she did most of the writing why isn't it on the managers computer? Possession is 90% of the law.

178 days ago
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*_* JUST A FRIEND *_*    

Jenni Rivera's family are a bunch of opportunistic vultures, capitalizing off her death from the very beginning...!!! TESTIFY !!!

178 days ago
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Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker PhD    

Chapter 1: I was born. Chapter 2: I began overeating. Chapter 3: I became a fat ignorant blimp whom no one cares about. FIN.

178 days ago
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jedd wilson    

omg,a non beiber related story!

178 days ago
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MISFIT    

Sounds like she probably transcribed what her deceased client dictated.She's probably taking credit for writing the book figuring no one alive can prove other wise.Who knows for certain based of this information,there's definitely holes in this story.

178 days ago
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SheDontCare    

If there isn't any contract or evidence unfortunately ms. Laura you won't be getting jack shiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!t

178 days ago
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blahblahblah    

This bitch wasn't her manager just a "close" friend, and she can't claim she wrote that book....it was brought together from jenni's own handwritten journals, her family even included images of pages of the journals showing tear smudged pages as it was difficult therapy for jenni to write parts of her story

178 days ago
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tacobell    

Daium crazy lady. ..no..? The book has been out for the longest, she berly read it?! $$

178 days ago
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blahblahblah    

She's just trying to get publicity for her new book about jenni because she knows she ain't going to get anything from jenni's family

178 days ago
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LaughAtU    

Show the contract or STFU

178 days ago
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