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John Paul Getty III's sister has threatened to sue Danny Boyle over the upcoming drama series Trust as she claims the show makes it appear as if her family was complicit in his infamous 1973 kidnapping.
In a letter obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, Ariadne Getty's lawyer Martin Singer says the series is 'a cruel and mean-spirited defamatory depiction' of the family.
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'It is ironic that you have titled your television series Trust,' Singer said in the March 15 letter.
'More fitting titles would be Lies or Mistrust, since the defamatory story it tells about the Gettys colluding in the kidnapping is false and misleading, and viewers rightly ought to mistrust it.'
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Danny Boyle's 10-part series, which premieres on March 25, stars Donald Sutherland and begins with the kidnapping of then-16-year-old Getty.
John Paul Getty III, the heir and younger member of an oil tycoons' saga, is kidnapped by the Italian mafia in order to get...
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