A Wisconsin man whose prostate exam was filmed unbeknownst to him and made part of a Netflix documentary series is suing his doctor and the streaming service.
In the misappropriation lawsuit, Cody Williams, 47, claims that he was told that his prostate exam was being documented for scientific purposes and would only be shown to a select group of medical students.
Williams realized that his prostate exam was streaming on Netflix after family members, friends and coworkers told him they had seen him in a Netflix documentary on cancer prevention.
“Every time I go out, people whistle at me and tap my ass. One man at Walmart told me he had masturbated at least ten times while watching me in the documentary,” Williams told the judge, visibly traumatized.
“I’ve become some sort of a celebrity in town. People ask me if they can take a selfie with my butt and one guy even asked me to give him an autograph on his penis” Williams told the judge, visibly annoyed by the situation.
Williams also stated in court that he was currently victim to street harassment every day and experienced being whistled at, as well as constant staring, unwanted comments, touching or being followed by strangers in the street at night.
“Now I understand how it feels to be a woman. Men grab me by the ass and whistle at me all the time. I feel dirty. I feel used,” Williams said in court, tears in his eyes.
Attorney Bill Sharpton is asking for $5 million dollars on behalf of his client who has suffered profound psychological damage since the incident.
Although Netflix’s streaming numbers are not available publicly, some experts believe the content may have been viewed over 100,000,000 times since the documentary started streaming last October.