"Billions" producers of Cayuga Nation sued for defamation
The Showtime drama " Billions " could be considered for depicting a Native American tribe and one of its Honcho.
According to the lawsuit, the nation claims that "billions" appear as if the Cayuga accept "illegal gratuities" and force politicians to prevail.
In the lawsuit, the nation says "billionaire" producers were lazy because they did not care to change names – like using a fictitious tribe and a council member. They say they did that for the main characters. For example, the star of the series, plays Damian Lewis
Bobby Axelrod … and they claim that he is widely regarded as a role model for a true hedge fund manager. Steve Cohen
Halftown and the Cayuga Nation say Showtime and the producers of the show can help in two ways: In future episodes, stop referring to the nation and the Halftown character, and compensate them Nation for the damage to their reputation.
Showtime along with producers Brian Koppelman, Andrew Sorkin and David Levien are named as defendants. We turned to Showtime, but not a word back.
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