Tbilisi, September 21 (EFE). Legendary Georgian chess player Nonna Gabrindashvili is suing Netflix because the “Lady’s Gambit” mini-series, from which she was briefly adapted, contains “false information”, which claims an American online series. and the film company in compensation of $5 million (€4.2 million), his lawyer told Efe today.
“A California court accepted the lawsuit, which in our opinion is the first step towards victory,” Maya Mtsarishvili said.
“She demands respect for her person and justice,” said the lawyer, five-time World Chess Champion Nonna Gabrindashvili, 80. He has never played against men and is also called a “Russian chess player”.
But the truth, he said, is that in 1968, when the events of the miniseries are taking place, Gabrindashvili competed against nearly 60 men, including 10 great masters.
“This will be an unprecedented (judicial) operation; a chess legend against a big media company, and we believe in victory,” said Mtsariyashvili, who was formerly a Tbilisi prosecutor and now represents the Georgian law firm BLB.
The lawyer believes that “the process will begin soon,” because Netflix must present its position in court.
“So far, it is only known that Netflix is ready to challenge Nona Gaprindashvili’s complaint in court,” Mtsariyashvili said.
American lawyers will also defend the interests of the chess player as well as those of Georgia.
Before filing the lawsuit, the attorney said, Netflix was asked to “first change the episode of the series and apologize to Nona Gaprindashvili.”
“We negotiated for a long time, but in the end Netflix refused, so a lawsuit was filed,” he explained.
Gabrindashvili herself told Efe that she preferred not to comment on the matter “on the recommendation of lawyers”, but believed “the trial will be successful.” EFE
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