By Jaime Burton
The creators of The Good Fight included a controversial fictional sexual assault storyline that implicated the involvement of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis “to get ratings, not to do evil” according to one legal expert.
After six seasons, the Christine Baranski-led legal drama came to an end on Paramount+ on Friday, November 10, but the final episode caused a huge reaction by pulling a real political figure into a sensational fictional dispute.
In the final episode of Season 6, The End of Everything, the character Felix Staples (John Cameron Mitchell), who has appeared previously and been dishonest in the past, informs Baranski’s character Diane Lockhart that he was forced into performing oral sex on “Governor DeSantis” following a CPAC conference while interning for his office.
A two-minute clip where the character makes the accusation, and lawyers discuss the severity and merit of the claim, is making the rounds online.