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PR Week: Inventing Anna lawsuit brings Netflix’s controversial portrayal of real people into question


Jess Alden spoke to Evie Barrett at PRWeek about the importance of those publishing content taking into consideration whether ‘made up’ allegations in a broadcast or publication will truly be taken by the viewer/reader to be fiction or considered fact.

News this week that Netflix faces a defamation lawsuit for its portrayal of Rachel DeLoache Williams in the show ‘Inventing Anna’ brings into focus the question of when fictional or embellished claims about real people, whether in ‘docudramas’ or other media, may be considered to be defamatory.

The article in full can be found here.