Nearly everyone has heard the famous story about Stella Liebeck who accidentally spilled hot McDonald’s coffee on her lap from the drive-thru, and successfully sued the world’s most famous fast food chain. 

But just like today, the media twisted and contorted the true story.

Most people were ill-informed by the news and assumed only Stella was at fault. She was quickly painted as the greedy villain who deserved to be burned by the coffee. 

Now, the The New York Times revisits the famous story to disclose all of the actual facts in this newly trending documentary