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Nick Soltman Speaks to Variety Regarding Netflix’s ‘Baby Reindeer’

Nick Soltman recently spoke with Variety’s Tatiana Siegel about Netflix’s legal troubles following the release of the hit show ‘Baby Reindeer.’ The show opened with a title card reading, “This is a true story.” Following the show’s success, Fiona Harvey filed a $170 million lawsuit against Netflix claiming that she was falsely depicted as a sexual predator and a twice-convicted stalker who was sentenced to five years in prison. 

The article delves into the serious allegations made against Netflix’s internal practices, with some accusing the streaming giant of ‘casting couch antics’ during the production of the series. This is not an isolated incident, as the service has a history of developing content based on ‘true events’ that have later been the subject of claims of inaccuracies and defamation, potentially tarnishing Netflix’s reputation. 

When asked about the frequency of complaints against Netflix compared to other distributors, Nick told Variety, “I think it may have less to do with Netflix being a particularly egregious offender and more to do with the sheer volume of content they produce. As a numbers game, there’s just going to be more subjects who are depicted in a Netflix show or movie because of the sheer volume of Netflix products.” This highlights the vast scale of Netflix’s content production, which could potentially lead to more legal challenges.

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