She messes with the big guys!
Chess legend Nona Gaprindashvili (80) is suing the streaming giant Netflix for a whopping five million euros!
Reason: He claims that the mention of his person in the hit series “The Queen’s Gambit” was sexist and condescending.
The chess legend filed a lawsuit in a court in the US state of California on Thursday. Gaprindashvili accused Netflix of “shamelessly and deliberately” misrepresenting her performance in the fictional series.
The lawsuit states: “The claim that Gaprindashvili ‘never competed against men’ is clearly false and grossly sexist and condescending.”
Netflix even calls Gaprindashvili Russian, even though she comes from Georgia. No-go for the four-time world champion!
In the final episode of the series, Georgine’s name was mentioned by a spokesperson during a chess tournament, and a statement was made that she had never played against men. According to the complaint, however, he competed against a large number of top male players and defeated a total of 28.
The streaming giant expressed in a statement “the greatest respect for Ms Gaprindashvili and her illustrious career”, but the allegations were of no value.
According to the company, 62 million households watched the series in the first 28 days.
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