Netflix is being sued over its documentary on the college admissions scandal, Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal.
Financier John B. Wilson, who pleaded not guilty to federal charges, is suing the streaming service in a defamation lawsuit.
“They [the Wilson family] have been forced to endure the ultimate destruction of their reputations in the eyes of more than 200 million global Netflix subscribers,” family attorney Howard Cooper wrote.
Wilson filed the lawsuit along with his wife, Leslie Wilson, and son John B. Wilson Jr., according to the New York Post.
Wilson is accused of paying more than $1.7 million to help get his three children into Harvard, Stanford, and the University of Southern California.
The lawsuit is asking for an apology and unspecified monetary compensation from Netflix, producer Jon Karmen, and director Chris Smith.
How can you tune in to Operation Varsity Blues? Here is all of the information you need to catch the documentary on Netflix.
‘Operation Varsity Blues’ Viewing Details & Trailer
Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Time: 3:00 AM EST
TV Channel: Netflix
Synopsis: “An examination that goes beyond the celebrity-driven headlines and dives into the methods used by Rick Singer, the man at the center of the shocking 2019 college admissions scandal, to persuade his wealthy clients to cheat an educational system already designed to benefit the privileged. Using an innovative combination of interviews and narrative recreations of the FBI’s wiretapped conversations between Singer and his clients, Operation Varsity Blues offers a rare glimpse into the enigmatic figure behind a scheme that exposed the lengths wealthy families would go to for admission into elite colleges, and angered a nation already grappling with the effects of widespread inequality. From Chris Smith and Jon Karmen, the filmmakers behind Fyre, and starring Matthew Modine as Rick Singer.”