An anonymous defamation lawsuit has been filed against Netflix, FX and the author of the book that the series “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” was based on.
The series is not mentioned by name, but The Blast reports the names Maureen Orth, author of Vulgar Favors, and Tom Rob, the show’s writer, were both listed on the suit. “The Assassination of Gianni Versace” is the only show the two have in common that was on FX and now on Netflix writes Complex.
The plaintiff who is listed as J.Roe on the court documents claims they sued Orth in 200 for the invasion of privacy and/or defamation with a confidential settlement agreement reached.
Roe is alleging that the show violates the confidential settlement agreement.
The lawsuit says, in part, that Orth, Smith, FX and Netflix defamed Roe by “including a false implication that Plaintiff is a chronic abuser of alcohol who consumes alcohol throughout the day.”
The suit claims that Orth “has personal knowledge that the defamatory matter was false, because she fabricated it herself.”
Roe is seeking unspecified damages.