Former Soviet chess master sues Netflix over 'sexist' line in 'Queen's Gambit'

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Nona Gaprindashvili sued Netflix for $5 million over a line in the popular series "Queen's Gambit" that claimed the real Soviet chess master "never faced men."
A former Soviet chess master is suing Netflix over a line in last year's popular series "The Queen's Gambit," in which fictional characters claimed that this real-life female chess master "never faced men."

The $5 million defamation lawsuit was filed in the Central District of California on Thursday by Nona Gaprindashvili, chess master from Georgia who became a champion under the former Soviet Union.

Gaprindashvili, 80, alleges that the main character in "Queen's Gambit" — Elizabeth Harmon, played by Anya Taylor-Joy — is a rough approximation of her, and that the line referring to Gaprindashvili's real-life success is "manifestly false, as well as being grossly sexist and belittling."

The line in question comes in the series finale, when one character contemplates how Harmon has just defeated a…
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