Posts tagged "kathryn stockett"

Morning Quickies: Lawsuit Against “The Help” Author Kathryn Stockett Dropped

Yesterday, a Mississippi judge threw out a $75K lawsuit against Kathryn Stockett, author of The Help, by Stockett's brother's maid. Ablene Cooper claimed the author used her likeness without permission in her novel about white women and their black maids (including one named Abilene) in '60s Jackson, MS. The judge dismissed the case because…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 17, 2011

“The Help” Author Sued By Black Maid

Uh oh: the author of The Help, the wildly popular novel about black housemaids and nannies in the 1960's racist, segregated South that everyone has read and loved, is getting sued! Kathryn Stockett has been accused by her brother's maid, Ablene Cooper of Mississippi, of stealing her likeness for the main character, named…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 21, 2011