Soviet chess legend Georgian Nona Gaprindashvili has claimed $ 5 million (4. 4.2 million) from Netflix for allegedly describing his career in that way. “Sexual and Defamatory” In his successful series Ladies game. “Netflix shamefully and deliberately lied about Gaprindashvili’s success”, We read in the copy of the complaint received by the agency France-Press.
In the series that airs on the California-based platform, one character claims to be the Georgian champion. “Never confronted men” In the competition. This allegation “Absolutely wrong, as well as harsh sexual and abusive”, As stated in this complaint filed Thursday, September 16th, in a California court in the United States?
“This complaint is baseless”
Em’s complaintMe Gaprindachville, now 80, remembers facing dozens of top men in his career and beating 28 others. “Adding to the injury, Netflix describes Gaprindashvili as Russian, although she’s Georgian and suffered from Russian rule when the Georgians were part of the Soviet Union.”, Adds champion defense.
In a statement, he explained that Netflix is part of it “The greatest respect to M.Me Gaprindachvili and his famous career “, But calculated “This complaint is baseless”. The platform added that it would defend itself “Intensely”.
Born in 1941 in Sugdi, northwestern Georgia, Nona Gaprindachvili has been playing chess since she was 13 years old. In 1977, she became the first woman chess grandmaster in history. She won the Women’s World Championships at the age of 20, four times successfully defending her title, and lost her title in 1978 to another 17-year-old Georgian, Maya Chibordanidze.
Salon Netflix, The Queen’s Gambit (Ladies game, In French) broke the record by garnering 62 million views in the twenty-eight days since its broadcast.
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