Massachusetts judge rejects Holocaust memoir suit





A woman who fabricated a best-selling memoir about surviving the Holocaust by living with wolves has won a Massachusetts court battle with her former publisher.

A judge dismissed a lawsuit Tuesday filed by publisher Jane Daniel against Misha Defonseca (dee-fohn-SAY'-kuh) and her ghost writer. He said Daniel had missed a one-year statute of limitations.

Daniel sued this year after Defonseca admitted she made up the story of her tortured childhood in her 1997 book, "Misha: A Memoire of the Holocaust Years."

Daniel argued that the court should overturn a jury decision that forced her to pay Defonseca $32.4 million in a fight over the book's profits.




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