Asterix Creator Suing Daughter Over Legacy Fight
The man behind the Asterix empire is suing his daughter and son-in-law for "psychological violence".
Albert Uderzo, the creator of the beloved comic book character, has been embroiled in a legal battle with his daughter over the legacy of his work for the past five years and now he insists she has gone too far in her efforts to block his sale of his 60 per cent stake all things Asterix.
Sylvie Uderzo filed a legal claim in 2011, insisting her father was being exploited.
But judges have ruled that the Asterix creator, 86, is mentally stable, and her suit is expected to be dismissed.
Now, Uderzo claims his daughter and her husband Bernard Boyer de Choisy, who were previously dismissed by Asterix publisher Editions Albert Rene as managers of the Uderzo estate, have been harassing him.
His lawyer says, "We have decided to let Sylvie Uderzo and her husband understand that we will not let it go."
Meanwhile, the most recent Asterix saga, titled Asterix and the Picts, was published in October (13). It was written by new author Jean-Yves Ferri and illustrated by Didier Conrad.