sign of chess Soviet, Nona Gaprindashvili sued Netflix can receive $5 million for defamation and for a speech in Queen’s Gambit.
The series starring Anya Taylor-Joy is a favorite in various categories 2021 Emmys This weekend, but more than a year after its release has been embroiled in a legal dispute, the English newspaper reports. Independent.
Gaprindashvili claims that the show’s creators about fictional chess girl prodigy Beth Harmon (Taylor-Joy) intentionally and deliberately misrepresent the truth about her career.
Process sheds light on series’ final episode quit game, during which Harmon makes reference to Gaprindashvili, another fictional character, after defeating Russian Grandmaster Viktor Laev.
The commentator says: “The only unusual thing about him is [Harmon], in fact, is your gender. And that too is not unique in Russia. There is Nona Gaprindashvili, but she is the women’s world champion and has never faced men.” The camera then focuses on a woman in the audience who, according to procedure, clearly represents Gaprindashvili.
The problem is that the claim that Gaprindashvili never competed with men is false. And, according to the procedure, “extremely sexist” and “extroverted”.
The 25-page document, filed in Federal District Court in Los Angeles, continues: “In 1968, the year this episode occurred, he competed against at least 59 male chess players. [28 deles simultaneamente em um jogo], including at least ten great masters of that time”.
The lawsuit states that, despite being aware of the facts, Netflix lied “explicitly and deliberately” for the “cheap” purpose of “enhancing the drama”, and characterized the chess master as Russian rather than Georgian. Painting makes the insult worse.
In a statement to NBC News, a spokesperson for Netflix defended itself: “Netflix has the greatest respect for Gaprindashvili and his illustrious career, but we believe this statement is without merit and matter.” Will defend vigorously.”
Gaprindashvili said he confronted the streaming giant after the series aired, but Netflix refuted his claims, claiming the scene was harmless.
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