Dad sues Netflix over college admissions scandal documentary

Dad sues Netflix over college admissions scandal documentary


A financier charged in the nationwide college admissions cheating scandal that ensnared actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman has hit Netflix with a defamation lawsuit — calling his portrayal in a new documentary about the saga the “ultimate destruction” of his reputation.

John B. Wilson, who has pleaded not guilty to the federal charges, his wife, Leslie Wilson, and son John B. Wilson Jr. filed the suit Tuesday in Superior Court in Essex, Mass., over the streaming giant’s recent doc “Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal.”

“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,” wrote family attorney Howard Cooper of the 100-minute film that began streaming March 17.

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Prior to the movie’s release, Wilson allegedly warned Netflix in writing and provided “publicly available and fully exculpatory facts,” insisting that he and his family shouldn’t “simply be grouped into a

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