Iran General NewsIranian Nobel Peace Prize winner sued over book

Iranian Nobel Peace Prize winner sued over book

-

Reuters: Iran’s 2003 Nobel Peace Prize winner and human rights lawyer Shirin Ebadi was sued by a co-author on Thursday for pulling out of an agreement to publish a new book. NEW YORK (Reuters) – Iran’s 2003 Nobel Peace Prize winner and human rights lawyer Shirin Ebadi was sued by a co-author on Thursday for pulling out of an agreement to publish a new book.

Ebadi, the first Iranian and first Muslim woman to win the peace prize, had agreed to write “A Useful Enemy,” with political analyst Shahir Shahidsaless, according to the lawsuit.

Shahidsaless sued her for $1.3 million in damages after Ebadi’s literary agent and her publisher, Random House, recommended that she pull out of the deal out of concern that it would damage future sales of her other books, according to the suit filed in federal court in Manhattan.

Shahidsaless had wasted 1-1/2 years working on the book because it would not sell without Ebadi’s famed reputation as a lawyer and rights activist, the lawsuit said.

The pair had several meetings and exchanged e-mails while working on the book, the lawsuit said.

Sally Marvin, a spokeswoman for Random House, said the company did not comment on lawsuits.

In May 2006 Random House published Ebadi’s autobiography “Iran Awakening: A Memoir of Revolution and Hope,” which includes details of her disillusionment with Iran and was positively received in western countries.

Latest news

Iran Regime’s Response to Protests Censorship and Violence

The Iranian regime’s leadership has reacted to the ongoing wave of protests over the death of Mahsa Amini, the...

Iran’s New Generation Seeks Nothing but Regime Change

In a silly and desperate statement, the Iranian regime’s foreign minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian claimed that nothing special is going...

Iran’s Youths Broke the Spell of Fear

One of the main characteristics of the recent protests in Iran is the courage and fearlessness of the people,...

Iran Is on the Brink of a Revolution

The wall of fear has been broken. In many cities across Iran, women are taking to the streets, leading...

Iran’s Regime Claims To Fill Global Energy Gap Despite Crippled Petroleum Sector

In recent weeks, the Iranian regime’s officials have been constantly exaggerating their huge capacity in oil and gas reserves...

What Is Happening in Iran?

Following the brutal killing of Masha Amini, the Iranian people have once again united to fight and defeat the...

Must read

European team calls off Iran visit

AP: A delegation from the European Parliament has called...

Hunger-striking political prisoners in Iran maltreated – report

Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Aug. 04 – A political...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you