Film based on Ky. McDonalds hoax draws sharp criticism

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 17, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Updated Friday, Aug 17 at 7:01 PM

(WHAS11) -- During screenings of "Compliance" at the Sundance Film Festival, crowds booed and some even got up and left.  The controversial movie, based on a true events in Kentucky, is set to be released Friday in limited theaters across the nation.

It's a movie based on a hoax that happened at a Mount Washington McDonalds in 2004.  A man pretending to be a cop called the restaurant saying 18-year-old Louise Ogborn had stolen money.

The store manager believed the prankster and the manager's then-fiance strip-searched Ogborn and sexually assaulted her.  

The movie has already garnered mixed reviews. One critic says it was the "most uncomfortable film experience of his life." Others have  used words like disturbing, unnerving, and fear-inducing to describe the real life ordeal of Ogborn.

WHAS11 spoke to Louise Ogborn's lawyer earlier this year and she said she  disapproves of the decision to make a movie based on these traumatic and personal events.

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