The creators of The Good Fight It included a fictional fictional story that suggested Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was involved “to get points, not do bad things” according to a legal expert.
After six seasons, Christine Baranski’s legal drama came to an end on Paramount+ on Friday, November 10, but the final episode caused a big reaction by implicating a prominent political figure. into a fictional debate.
In the final episode of season 6, The end of everythingFelix Staples’ character (John Cameron Mitchell), who has appeared in the past and is wrong in the past, informs Baranski’s character Diane Lockhart that he was forced to work as a prostitute on ” Governor DeSantis” after the CPAC event while he was in office.
A two minute clip where the suspect, and the attorneys discussing the seriousness and merits of the claim, are making the rounds online.
“False statements can show that the statement was made maliciously because the governor is a public figure who can,” said David M Schwartz, Esq. of Schwartz Defense said Newsweek when asked if DeSantis could bring a defamation suit against the show’s producers. “Many courts have held that when a fictional character makes a real connection to a real-life person and the information about that character is false, the television show can be sued for defamation,” Schwartz said. .
Newsweek reached out to DeSantis for comment on this story.
Frank Salzano, a New York City-based entertainment attorney with Salzano Lampert & Wilson, LLP, acknowledged that DeSantis could make a “malicious claim against Paramount” but that the producers would defend it vigorously.
“It should be noted that such claims are subject to some strong defenses and challenges.” Salzano said Newsweekadd more The Good Fight is fictional, and “although it does not fully insulate Paramount from liability,” the fictional nature of the show makes it difficult for the public to pursue a claim.
Many television shows show criticism before an episode begins to say that characters and names that resemble real world figures are a coincidence.
Attorney Andrew Lieb of Lieb at Law, PC in Smithtown, New York, believes that Paramount and the producers of The Good Fight liked to run the conversation.
“The fact is that it doesn’t matter to the law The Good Fight The most recent episode involved an alleged sexual assault by Ron DeSantis. Although it is rejected and hated by those who care about the governor of Florida, slander is a lie about the truth in order to work and be satisfied that there is no pressure on a story. from a fictional television show,” Lieb said. Newsweek.
“In fact, the show has a disclaimer saying that everything on the show is fictional. And even though it’s a documentary and not a fictional show, even though it doesn’t make any accusations, It’s a big public figures like Ron DeSantis have a higher burden than ordinary people when bringing a defamation claim that they have to prove harm, and it’s clear that the show fans of the episode are getting sign, rather than harm.
DeSantis has yet to comment publicly on the past since The Good Fight late and he hasn’t tweeted since he was re-elected governor of Florida in last week’s election.