Suit Against Stockett Thrown Out

The movie The Help had a solid box office debut last week, edged out only by Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

Kathryn Stockett, author of the novel the book is based on, has another reason to celebrate. The AP reports that on Tuesday, a¬†Mississippi judge threw out a lawsuit in which Stockett’s brother’s African American maid, Ablene Cooper alleged the author used her likeness without permission.

The case was dismissed because it was brought after the one-year statue of limitations had expired between when Cooper received a copy of the book and the lawsuit was filed.

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