The court refused to close the case regarding the Netflix series “King’s Gambit”


A court in the United States rejected the request of the streaming platform Netflix to stop consideration of the lawsuit of the Georgian chess player Nona Haprindashvili, who demands $5 million from the company due to the miniseries “Royal Gambit”.

As reported by Ukrinform, it is reported Variety.

Netflix sought to dismiss the lawsuit, arguing that the miniseries is fiction and that the First Amendment to the US Constitution gives series creators broad freedom to produce content.

However, Judge Virginia Phillips believes that Gaprindashvili has made a credible case that Netflix defamed her.

According to the judge, works of art are not immune from defamation lawsuits if they defame real people.Read also: Netflix plans to shoot two sequels to “The Red Message”

As reported by Ukrinform, in September of last year, Georgian chess player Nona Haprindashvili filed a lawsuit against the Netflix company over the miniseries “Royal Gambit”.

She demands from Netflix five million dollars in compensation and the removal of episodes in which false information about her career achievements is presented.

The miniseries The King’s Gambit tells the story of orphaned chess prodigy Beth Harmon, who strives to become the greatest chess player in the world while struggling with emotional problems and drug and alcohol addiction. The action of the series begins in the mid-1950s and continues until the 1960s. The series won two Golden Globe awards.

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