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lawsuit » karen_kay

Posted by pseudoname on October 7, 2006, at 15:30:42

In reply to they've made a movie...., posted by karen_kay on October 5, 2006, at 12:51:22

I liked "Running with Scissors", too; as did my sister. Wow! What a story. I didn't care for his last book, "Possible Side Effects"; I just couldn't get into it.

Did you know that Augusten Burroughs is being sued by the real family he lived with?

[from Boston Globe]
> The suit alleges that even with the name change, the “Finches” were easily recognizable as the Turcottes. It also contends that Burroughs “fabricated events that never happened and manufactured conversations that never occurred” in order to “knowingly cause harm and humiliation to the Turcotte family.” The complaint also says Burroughs identified the Turcottes in media appearances, including an interview in People magazine, and that he presented them as “an unhygienic, foul, and mentally unstable cult engaged in bizarre and at times criminal activity.”
> Howard M. Cooper of Boston, the Turcotte family’s lawyer, said the prospect of the film, now in production, precipitated the complaint. “With the forthcoming movie,” he said, “the family is living in fear that there will be utter devastation to their reputations, and the invasion of their privacy will be complete.” The suit does not attempt to block the release of the movie from TriStar Pictures.




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