Lawsuit Against The Help Author Kathryn Stockett Scrapped

A scene from the movie adaptation of The Help.

Kathryn Stockett, author of the mega-bestselling novel The Help, was sued by Ablene Cooper, a black housekeeper and nanny who claimed that a character of the same race, profession and a very similar name, Aibileen, was based on her life. Ms. Cooper works for Ms. Stockett’s brother and alleged that Ms. Stockett had used her name and likeness in the novel without permission.

The AP reports that the lawsuit was dismissed today for having been filed after a one-year statute of limitations.