Federal Judge Grants Netflix Summary Judgment in ‘Making a Murderer’ Defamation Lawsuit
A federal judge granted Netflix summary judgment March 10 in a lawsuit brought by a retired Wisconsin police sergeant who claimed he was defamed in the streaming services’ award-winning true crime series “Making a Murderer.”
Female Chess Legend Sues Netflix for Defamation Over “The Queen’s Gambit”
Nona Gaprindashvili, the first-ever female chess grandmaster, is suing Netflix for defamation over a statement made about her in its series, “The Queen’s Gambit.” The suit, filed on September 16th in the U.S. District Court Central District of California, Western Division, alleges that a scene in the series derided Gaprindashvili’s career and damaged her reputation.
Netflix is Indicted By Texas Grand Jury For Promoting “Lewd” Images of Children
A grand jury in Texas indicted Netflix for streaming “Cuties,” a French film that has some critics in the U.S. saying that the film sexualizes young girls. Netflix called the charges without merit. "Cuties is a social commentary against the sexualization of young children," the company said.
Director Ava DuVernay and Netflix Sued for Defamation
On March 18th, Linda Fairstein, the former head of Manhattan District Attorney’s Sex Crime unit, sued Netflix director Ava DuVernay, and co-writer and producer Attica Locke for defamation. The lawsuit, filed in district court in Fort Myers, Florida, claims that DuVernay’s five-part series, “When They See Us,” contains scenes that portray Fairstein “in a false and defamatory manner.”