"As our complaint explains, we filed this lawsuit because we believe Netflix is defiantly flouting the law by soliciting and inducing employees to break their contracts," a Fox spokesman said in a statement. "We intend to seek all available remedies to enforce our rights and hold Netflix accountable for its wrongful behavior."
As vice president of creative affairs at Fox 21, Flynn worked on comedy and drama series. She'll have similar duties at Netflix, where she'll serve as a drama programming development executive,
Waltenberg took a similar role at Netflix,
Twentieth Century Fox is seeking compensatory and punitive damages and a permanent injunction to prevent Netflix from interfering with its employment contracts.
"This action is necessary to enforce Fox's rights, to hold Netflix liable for its wrongful conduct and to prevent Netflix from continuing such illegal conduct," the suit says.
Netflix has said that the company will fight the lawsuit.
"We intend to defend this lawsuit vigorously. We do not believe Fox's use of fixed-term employment contracts in this manner are enforceable," a Netflix spokesperson said. "We believe in employee mobility and will fight for the right to hire great colleagues no matter where they work."