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Fertility Doctor’s Secret Child Sues Netflix Over Documentary

  • Woman claims she was identified in film despite producers’ vow
  • ‘Our Father’ nominated by Hollywood Critics Association
Signage outside the Netflix Inc. corporate office in Los Angeles.

Signage outside the Netflix Inc. corporate office in Los Angeles.

Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

One of at least 87 children secretly fathered by an Indiana fertility doctor in the 1970s and ’80s sued Netflix Inc. for exposing her identity in the documentary “Our Father.”

The woman, suing under the pseudonym Jane Doe, claims that producers of the documentary contacted many of the children, offering to interview them and promising they wouldn’t be identified without their explicit consent. She says they broke that promise with her.