Home owners are suing Netflix for allegedly filming their property without permission. The drone footage of the family’s was used in an advertisement for a reality tv series Buying Beverly Hills.
The house is located in a remote and secluded part of the Hollywood Hills. Since the advertisement featuring their home, the family says that they have received relentless harassment from real estate agents and tourists. The family even says that they have feared for their safety.
Aharon Dihno, his partner, and his two children have filed the lawsuit against Netflix for the use in the 2022 series. The lawsuit claims that the advertisement uses a photo of their home taken from a vantage point that could only have been possible via a drone.
According to the family, the drone shot shows both the exterior and parts of the interior of the home. CBS News reports that the family are claiming intrusion upon seclusion, violation of the state’s false advertising and privacy laws, and both intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress.
They are seeking damages and compensation for the unlawful drone image of their property. It seems as though the law is on the side of the family. In California it is prohibited to fly a drone and take footage over a private property without the permission from the owners.
[Via CBS News]