Ava DuVernay Sued Over "Technique" Used for "When They See Us"

I'm starting to think when something comes out pretty good, people will have an issue. A former police is suing Netflix and Ava DuVernay over a technique that was used in her film "When They See Us." So what was that technique? It was the was the police interrogation technique that was depicted in the film. John Reid claims the film defamed him by saying his method was used to get the statements from the Central Park 5 suspects, according to TMZ. During on scene where the characters were speaking about the interrogation, they mention the Reid Technique in regards to how the minors were treated with being questioned without food, bathroom breaks and withholding parental supervision. "The Reid Technique has been universally rejected. That's truth to you." Apparently the Reid Technique is used by several law enforcement, but Reid said the technique doesn't teach the idea of withholding parental supervision, especially with minors. He's thinks the Ava and her crew deliberately "fabricated a scene designed to broadcast to the audience a conversation they made up that included false statements as to the Reid Technique." Reid wanted a retraction from the film, but it was a few months after the series was already released and Netlfix refused. So now, Reid is suing for defamation and wants some of the profits from the movie.

Ava DuVernay (Getty)


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