A man from Kentucky has sued the popular streaming service Netflix over its hit show “The Queen’s Gambit.” The man, who has not been named, says that the way the show portrayed chess made him feel bad and caused him to start using drugs again.
The lawsuit has caught the attention of people all over the country and started a heated discussion about the responsibility of entertainment companies and how the media affects mental health. In this article, we’ll talk about the details of the lawsuit and how people, both for and against it, have reacted to it.
Kentucky Man Sues Netflix
After the streaming giant used a photo of him holding a hatchet in a true crime documentary, a man from Kentucky filed a lawsuit against Netflix. According to The Washington Post, Taylor Hazlewood, 27, is suing the company for at least $1 million in damages after they used one of his Instagram photos for The Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker show.
On April 10, Mr. Hazlewood filed a lawsuit against Netflix in a Texas court for defamation and misappropriation of his likeness. According to the lawsuit, Mr. Hazlewood, a respiratory therapist who works in an intensive care unit, has no connection to the murder investigation.
The 85-minute film, which debuted on January 10, tells the tale of backpacker and nomad Caleb “Kai” McGillvary, who gained notoriety for a peculiar news interview he gave in 2013. According to Mr. Hazlewood’s lawsuit, he soon started receiving messages from friends and family about the publication of his picture.
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One of my friends asked,
“What’s going on here?” “So, later in the documentary, something unsettling occurs. After he’s been charged with murder, your picture reappears, and it just feels bad. “Bro wtf, are you in that?” a different friend questioned. The lawsuit asserts that as Hazlewood’s picture is displayed toward the end of the movie, a voice asks, “Is this a guardian angel or a stone-cold killer?”
In the interview, Mr. McGillvary described how he had attacked a man with an axe from his backpack after the latter had assaulted a woman before crashing into a utility worker and picking him up. Mr. McGillvary conducted a number of interviews and made several appearances after the interview, including on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
He was detained in May 2013 on suspicion of killing Joseph Galfy, a lawyer from New Jersey. In spite of his self-defense justification for the murder, he was found guilty of murder in 2019 and given a 57-year prison term. According to the lawsuit, Hazlewood is “obviously beyond incensed that Netflix would implicate and connect him to such a salacious and infamous story and individual.”
“Hazlewood’s reputation has clearly been tarnished,” it continued. Many friends will view Hazelwood’s picture in the movie and assume the worst without getting in touch with Hazelwood to find out the truth.