Natasha Tynes, an award-winning Jordanian American author who lost a book deal following claims of online racism, is suing her publishing house for $13 million. The lawsuit, filed in California on Friday, alleges that Rare Bird Books breached its contract and defamed her, causing “extreme emotional distress” and destroying her reputation.
Everybody participating in the situation – especially the folks posting negative reviews of a book that doesn’t exist – is a total dick. And the book sounds supremely idiotic.
But I hope this Natasha woman wins.