Amazon Studios’ The Boys Illustrates Potential Vicarious Liability for Employers


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Warning: Contains spoilers for Amazon Studios’ The Boys.

Within the past week or so, I started to watch an Amazon Studios television series called The Boys. Based on a comic book series of the same name, The Boys posits a world in which superheroes—referred to as “supes”—exist and are in the employ of global conglomerate Vought International.

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The centerpiece of Vought’s superheroes is a group called The Seven (see DC Comics’ Justice League), which consists of seven superheroes, including versions of Superman (Homelander), Wonder Woman (Queen Maeve), Aquaman (The Deep), and The Flash (A-Train). Vought monetizes its superheroes—most prominently…





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