Harper Lee sues agent over copyright

“To Kill a Mockingbird” author says she was tricked into signing over rights

She may not enjoy the public eye, but that’s not stopping Harper Lee from coming out and filing a suit against an agent she said has essentially stolen her famous copyright.

The “To Kill a Mockingbird” author filed suit last week against Samuel Pinkus, who is the son-in-law of Eugene Winick, Lee’s agent of more than 40 years. Lee claims in her suit that Pinkus tricked her into signing over her copyright to the classic novel to him.


Cathleen Flahardy

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