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Ava DuVernay, Netflix win defamation suit

Ava DuVernay, Netflix win defamation suit

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  25 March 2020 7:08 AM GMT

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay and streaming service Netflix have won a defamation lawsuit over the award-winning limited series “When They See Us”, which was infused with themes of racism and injustice inflicted upon by the criminal system.

A federal judge ruled in favour of Netflix and director DuVernay on Monday, throwing out a defamation suit over the show about the Central Park jogger case, reports variety.com.

John E. Reid and Associates, a police training firm, filed the suit last year, alleging that the series had falsely portrayed the “Reid Technique” — widely used method for conducting interrogations.

In his ruling, Judge Manish S. Shah found that the series’ depiction was protected under the First Amendment. (IANS)

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