The plaintiffs claim the producers pitched Afflicted to them as “a ‘Netflix documentary series’ that would help spread understanding of rare, but very real, chronic illnesses.” The suit also alleges that they asked the producers whether their illnesses — which range from chronic fatigue syndrome to myalgic encephalomyelitis and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis — would be portrayed as psychosomatic.
Jill, a therapist, takes up to 55 supplements a day. Wi-Fi and electricity trigger Carmen's strange symptoms. Pilar's husband gets a second job to cover their expenses. Jill, a therapist, takes up to 55 supplements a day. The show follows individuals suffering from various chronic diseases and illnesses, seeking treatment and cures. Jamison hasn't left his room in two years. Bekah's brother arrives to take care of her. According to Deadline, four people featured in the series filed a complaint on Wednesday claiming that Netflix “duped” them into “participating in a salacious reality television program that questioned the existence of their chronic illnesses.” The “Afflicted Four,” as they refer to themselves in the suit, go on to claim that the show depicts their illnesses as “all in their heads” and portrays them as “lazy, crazy, hypochondriacs and/or malingerers who were deserving of scorn.” Decider has reached out to Netflix for comment, but did not hear back by the time of publication. Jamison hasn't left his room in two years. The subjects of Netflix’s 2018 docuseries Afflicted are suing the streaming giant for allegedly misrepresenting their struggle with chronic illness as … Baffling symptoms. Since premiering on August 10, Netflix’s docuseries “Afflicted” has been the subject of much debate and controversy in the chronic illness community. All About Lottie's Japanese Week Cake, 'Fargo' Season 4 Episode 7 Recap: I'm a Fool to Do Your Dirty Work, 'Fargo' Season 4 Episode 6 Recap: Life During Wartime, 'Fargo' May Have Just Confirmed That Mike Milligan Fan Theory, 'Seduced's Third Episode Is a Deep Dive into Keith Raniere's Most Deplorable Crimes, Keith Raniere, NXIVM Leader and 'The Vow' Subject, Gets 120 Years in Prison, 'Seduced' Episode 2: 11 More Revelations About NXIVM You Didn't Know, 'Southern Charm': All About Patricia Altschul's Chinoiserie Straws (Including Where To Buy Them), What are SNS Nails? The Afflicted. Bekah's brother arrives to take care of her. So, in order to start to undo some of the damage done and set the record straight, we each wrote about our experiences with the process of shooting the film, as well as the most egregious errors, manipulations and omissions of the edit. Netflix is being sued for defamation, fraud and invasion of privacy by subjects of its 2018 unscripted series Afflicted about people with chronic illnesses.
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