Oct 15, 2019

Netflix sued in interrogation technique row

The makers of When They See Us are being sued for defamation over an interrogation technique in the show. Netflix and show director Ava DuVernay are accused of misrepresenting the Reid Technique - a controversial method of questioning suspects. The show refers to the practice as being "Universally rejected" - a claim denied by the complainants John E. Reid and Associates, Inc. They say the show has caused the company to suffer damages. They claim the FBI, the US military and police departments around the country are all clients of the company - founded by John Reid, a former police officer who pioneered this interrogation technique that been taught since 1974. Along with damages and profits, Reid and Associates want the show taken off Netflix until the offending line is removed or changed.

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