Family maid files suit against author of 'The Help'

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Family maid files suit against author of 'The Help'

Feb 17 2011

Ablene Cooper, a 60-year-old woman who has long worked as a maid has filed a law suit against Kathryn Stocket, author of the bestselling novel, The Help claiming that the character of Aibileen Clark is an unauthorized appropriation of her name and image. For the past twelve years, Ms Cooper has worked as a maid for Ms Stocket's brother and sister-in-law.

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