Inventing Anna: The Netflix show versus reality

Todd told the BBC the actor did a phenomenal job. But he said he did not take on the case for no fee, as is implied, and no journalist helped him out with his case work. (In the show, he becomes friends with Vivian and she helps him organise information for the trial.) “There was no media attention when Anna became my client,” he said. “The media attention came afterwards. However, anytime a ‘German heiress’ comes in for a consultation, you know good things are coming your way.”

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