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“Dopesick” creator Danny Strong slammed the family behind the drug company blamed for the opioid crisis, accusing them of “lies, manipulation and deception” at the premiere of his new miniseries.
During a screening at MoMA on Monday, Strong said that his new Hulu series — which follows Purdue Pharma — isn’t “just about a health crisis but it’s also a crime story.”
“It’s the story of one company that was micromanaged by one family who through lies, manipulation and deception made billions off of one of the worst chapters in the history of American medicine by creating waves of addiction and abuse all across the country,” he told the crowd, which included the show’s stars Michael Keaton, Peter Sarsgaard and Rosario Dawson.
The Sackler family, who owns Purdue Pharma, has vehemently denied responsibility for the opioid crisis.
In September, a judge said he would approve OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma’s bankruptcy reorganization plan, which would shield them from future opioid litigation.
The plan, which would dissolve the drugmaker and create a new company that combats the epidemic, would be run by a trust, not the Sackler family.
The Sacklers, who have donated millions to art institutions around the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, got another dig from Strong at the event.
After Keaton cheekily told the crowd that MoMA was “nice enough to say when you leave, as a gift you can go through the museum and pick something up,” Strong couldn’t help take another dig at the Sacklers.
“Michael’s not joking,” Strong quipped. “After this, we’re all going to go to the Met, to the Sackler Wing…” which drew laughs from the audience.
“Dopesick” premieres on Hulu Oct. 13.
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