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People Are Saying Netflix's Bad Vegan Is More Shocking Than Tinder Swindler

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People Are Saying Netflix's Bad Vegan Is More Shocking Than Tinder Swindler

Netflix's newest documentary Bad Vegan, which centres on Sarma Melngailis and Shane Fox, has taken Twitter by storm.

The show looks at how Melngailis, the vegan restauranteur behind the New York establishment Pure Food and Wine, met her husband, Fox, real name Anthony Strangis.

The new documentary sends viewers on a wild ride, with many saying that the show is even more shocking than Netflix's other true crime hit The Tinder Swindler.

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The four-part series details how Melngailis and Fox met, with the restauranteur draining funds from her business to send money to Strangis.

It is alleged in the series that Strangis manipulated Melngailis into believing he could make her dog immortal, something Strangis denied, and to wire the money as a test of her trust in him.

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After stealing nearly $2 million from the restaurant and their staff, the pair went on the run.

Spoiler alert: they were eventually found in a Tennessee motel, when Strangis ordered a pizza using his real name.

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The end of the documentary claims that Melngailis was in on the scam from the offset, with a call of the pair laughing and joking being featured after they served prison time, which Netflix claims is from 2019.

However, Melngailis said that the end of the show was misleading.


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She noted on her website: "The ending of Bad Vegan is disturbingly misleading; I am not in touch with Anthony Strangis and I made those recordings at a much earlier time, deliberately, for a specific reason."

She added that while there is a lot that the show 'gets right' it's 'hard not to get stuck on the things that aren’t right or leave an inaccurate impression' and that she'd like to 'clear up more'.

LADBible has reached out to Netflix for comment.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Netflix, TV and Film, US News, Vegan, Celebrity

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