Judge Dismisses ‘The Help’ Lawsuit

August 17, 2011  |  

(TheLoop21) — In another win for Katherine Stockett, a judge dismissed a case by Ablene Cooper, who claimed that The Help’s Aibileen (played by actress Viola Davis) was based on her likeness without her permission.  Judge Tomie Green dismissed the $75,000 case earlier today because the “one-year statute of limitations had elapsed between when Stockett gave Cooper a copy of the book and when the lawsuit was filed,” says the Hollywood Reporter.

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