World chess champion Nonna Gabrindashvili is suing Netflix over sexist comment on ‘Queen’s Gambit’
Nonna Gabrindashvili, who was the first woman to be awarded the title of Grandmaster awarded by the International Chess Federation, has sued Netflix for Suspension It is referenced during the last episode of “Lady’s Gambit”.
Netflix blatantly and deliberately liedSo says the defamation suit brought by the Soviet chess champion against the hit series, Championship Anya Taylor Joy, , which is based on the 1983 novel by Walter Teves.
In her court appearance, the woman alleged that she had been incorrectly portrayed in fiction. The case refers to a sequence in the series’ final episode that says Gabrindashvili, now 80, has never competed with men in chess tournaments.
The final episode brings up the idea that no other woman has ever encountered men before. However, Gabrindashvili claims in his lawsuit that during 1968, when the chapter was re-established, She had already competed against 59 men, at least, including 10 who were considered great teachers within the discipline.
The line in question is: “The only thing unusual in her is her gender. And even this is not unique in Russia. There’s Nonna Gabrindashvili, but she’s the women’s world champion and she’s never faced the men“.
The truth is Gaprindashvili asserts that it is “false, slanderous, and sexist”.
In an interview with The New York TimesGabrindashvili expressed his dismay: “They were trying to make this fictional character that was opening the way for other women, when in fact I had already led the way and inspired generations.”
This is a paradox“he added.
In the complaint, according to the information he provided The Hollywood Reporter, noted that “Netflix blatantly and deliberately lied about Gaprindashvili’s accomplishments for the cheap and cynical purpose of ‘promoting drama’ by showing that their fictional hero could do what no other woman, including Gaprindashvili, had done.”
To make matters worse, Netflix labeled Gabrindashvili in Russian, despite knowing she was Georgian and that Georgians suffered under Russian rule when they were part of the Soviet Union and were bullied afterwards. and its invasion of Russia,” the lawsuit adds.
Judicial presentation requires a $5 million in compensation from the broadcast site, and was filed in Los Angeles County Federal Court Thursday. In addition, it asks for it He comments that he has never faced men during his chess career.
The lawsuit also raises the question that Gabrindashvili She is portrayed as Russian, when in fact she is Georgian born in Zugdidi, Georgia.
“This is my whole life crossed out, like it doesn’t matterShe said in dismay Gabrindashvili In his interview The New York Times.
Gaprindashvili was The first woman to win the title of Grandmaster of the International Chess Federation He was a five-time world champion.
In an additional statement published by The Times, Netflix He said he has the greatest respect for multiple sclerosis. Gabrindashvili and his illustrious career, But we believe this claim is baseless and we will vigorously defend the case“.
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