Getty Family Could Sue Over FX’s “Trust”

An attorney representing John Paul Getty III’s sister Ariadne Getty calls the forthcoming FX series “Trust” a “wildly sensationalized false portrayal” of the Getty family and demands to review all episodes of the ten-part limited series reports Deadline.

The site says that in a letter from attorney Martin Singer, the issue appears to be over the implication that family members were complicit in the kidnapping of sixteen-year-old John Paul Getty III as part of a plot to dupe the family patriarch out of millions of dollars. Singer says:

“It is ironic that you have titled your television series Trust. 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. ‘Trust’ amounts to a deliberate fictionalization masquerading as fact, giving rise to significant liability. This is an extremely serious matter.”

The kidnapping formed the basis of Ridley Scott’s film “All the Money in the World” which hit theaters in December, though that take made no allusion as to the kidnapping being anything other than genuine with no collusion or facilitation from any members of the family.