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Man sues Netflix after his photo was used in a true-crime documentary

By Jonathan Edwards

17 Apr 2023 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

A respiratory therapist from Kentucky is suing Netflix for defamation, accusing the company of implicating him in a documentary about a famous hatchet-wielding hitchhiker, reports The Washington Post.

Taylor Hazlewood didn't know about a true-crime documentary that had dropped on Netflix just days before, even though he appears in the film. Then, his phone started blowing up.

A friend reached out from Hawaii: "Dude this is so weird but im watching this murder documentary and they start flashing a bunch of peoples pictures and I said that is Hazlewood. Did they steal your photo? How did you get on there?"

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