Defamation

This is an interesting read.

Author Haywood Smith smiled Tuesday when her attorney said parts of her book read like scenes from the 50’s-era television series “I Love Lucy.”

In his opening statements to a Hall County jury Tuesday, Attorney Tom Clyde described “The Red Hat Club” as a humorous, “light-hearted novel” with an “utterly implausible plot” that could not be considered a truthful account.

But attorneys for Smith’s childhood acquaintance, Vickie Stewart, told jurors there are nearly 30 similarities between their client and one of the novel’s predominant characters, a sexually promiscuous alcoholic named “SuSu.”