So writer Christopher Kimberley has filed a suit against Chelsea Clinton in regards to her book “She Persisted” claiming that Clinton and Penguin Random House has committed copyright infringement on his book idea…
As written for The Daily Wire by :
Kimberly says he sent a pitch for a children’s book, titled, “A Heart Is The Part That Makes Boys And Girls Smart,” to Jennifer Loja, the president of Penguin Young Readers, in May 2013.
But the company didn’t move forward with the project. Instead, Kimberley contends, Loja gave the idea to Clinton.
This past May, Clinton and Penguin published “She Persisted.” The book “features at least three of the same quotes from inspiring historical women — including Helen Keller, Harriet Tubman and Nellie Bly — that appear in Kimberley’s book, along with similar images, the writer claims,” the Post reports.
The structure of the book also appears strikingly similar. Kimberley’s book pitch contained 15 quotes and stories from historical figures.
And according to The New York Post:
Chelsea Clinton ripped off an upstate author when she published her best-selling feminist kids book, “She Persisted,” a federal lawsuit claims.
Christopher Janes Kimberley, 56, of Albany, is suing the former first daughter and Penguin Random House for copyright infringement, seeking up to $150,000, according to the lawsuit, filed Thursday in Southern District of New York court.
“I did months of painstaking research on my book. Her version looks like a ninth-grade homework assignment,” he vented to The Post. “I am in disbelief.”
The little-known writer claims he sent a pitch for his illustrated kids book, “A Heart is the Part That Makes Boys And Girls Smart,” to the president of Penguin Young Readers US, Jennifer Loja, in May 2013, according to the lawsuit.
Instead of publishing it, she passed the idea off to Clinton, who cashed in on his hard work, he claims in court papers.