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Netflix signs Ellen Pao's Silicon Valley pre-#MeToo story

Ellen Pao (C) leaves the California Superior Court Civic Center Courthouse. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Netflix has announced it acquired the rights to Ellen Pao's memoir, "Reset," with Shondaland. The book details "the lawsuit she brought against her former employer that shook Silicon Valley to its boys’ club core and pre-saged the Time’s Up movement."

Why it matters: Pao's lawsuit pre-dated the #MeToo and Time's Up movements, and was arguably the first high-profile legal battle over Silicon Valley's sexism that put it in national spotlight.