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Is ‘Anatomy of a Scandal’ a True Story?

Anatomy of a Scandal launched on Netflix on April 15, and many viewers are already hooked. The series follows a scandal among elite members of Britain’s society and provides a thrill as viewers learn who the real guilty party could be. Anatomy of a Scandal could easily pull inspiration from real-life events, but is it based on a true story? Here’s what to know.

Rupert Friend as James Whitehouse and Sienna Miller as Sophie Whitehouse in Anatomy of a Scandal.

Rupert Friend as James Whitehouse and Sienna Miller as Sophie Whitehouse in ‘Anatomy of a Scandal.’ | Ana Cristina Blumenkron

What is ‘Anatomy of a Scandal’ about?

Created by Big Little Lies writer David E. Kelley, Anatomy of a Scandal tells the story of British parliamentary minister James Whitehouse (Rupert Friend). James and his wife, Sophie (Sienna Miller), have a seemingly perfect life together until James has an affair and is accused of sexual assault. Sophie stands by him and believes he’s innocent, but barrister Kate Woodcroft (Michelle Dockery) feels determined to prove James’ guilt.

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