Dole withdraws lawsuit against Swedish filmmaker
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Dole had sued filmmaker Fredrik Gertten for showing the documentary ‘Bananas!’ despite a court ruling that the case on which the film was based had been part of a massive extortion plot against the company.
The documentary shows the alleged plight of Nicaraguan workers who say they were made sterile by a pesticide used at Dole banana plantations during the 1970s.
Dole’s lawsuit sparked protests in Sweden, where critics said the food company was trying to interfere with freedom of speech.
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