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Indigenous Costume Designer Sues Creators of 'Killers of the Flower Moon' for Alleged Erasure and Discrimination

The creators of "Killers of the Flower Moon," a 2023 Martin Scorcese film celebrated for its portrayal of real Native American history, are now facing a lawsuit from an Indigenous costume designer.

Kristi Marie Hoffman, an enrolled tribal citizen of the Sault Sainte Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, worked for nearly a year researching, sourcing, and designing the Native clothing worn in the movie. Last week, she filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court alleging that her name and her work were discredited from the film's promotion in retaliation for a previous complaint she filed for racial discrimination on set.

The lawsuit lists Apple Studios, Apple Inc, the Costume Designer's Guild, and the lead costume designer on the production, Jaqueline West, as defendants.


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