Rachel Williams Sues Netflix Over Her Performance In Inventing Anna – Film News | Film-News.co.uk

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Rachel Williams has filed a lawsuit against Netflix executives over her performance in Inventing Anna.

The former Vanity Fair photo editor and producer was played by Katie Lowes in the drama miniseries, which was released in February. The show was inspired by the story of Anna Sorokin, also known as Anna Delvey, who claimed to be a German heiress and was accused of defrauding Williams of $62,000 (£52,000) .

On Monday, Williams’ attorneys filed a libel suit in Delaware in which they alleged she had been portrayed in a negative light.

“This action will show that Netflix made a deliberate decision for dramatic purposes to show Williams doing or saying things on the show that portray her as greedy, snobbish, disloyal, dishonest, cowardly, manipulative and opportunistic,” the complaint reads. , according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Additionally, Williams has issues with a scene in the series in which she would be portrayed as a “freeloader”, and the pivotal sequence set in Morocco in which she leaves a luxury resort after her husband’s credit card is declined. Old friend.

“Williams did not stop being friends with Sorokin because Sorokin was having trouble in Morocco, but rather because she later discovered upon her return to New York that Sorokin was a liar and a con man whose statements and the promises had prompted Williams to incur debts of approximately $62,000 in Sorokin’s name were false, and who only repaid him $5,000 despite numerous promises to repay him $70,000 to account for the full amount of debt and late fees incurred,” the lawsuit continues.

Williams wrote a book called My Friend Anna: The True Story of the Fake Heiress of New York City about her experiences.

Representatives for Netflix and producer Shonda Rhimes have yet to respond to the lawsuit.

Sorokin served just under two years in prison for robbery and was released in February 2021. However, she was taken into custody for overstaying her visa and is currently in jail contesting her deportation to Germany.

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