Former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton is sitting atop the New York Times’ best seller list with the children’s book, “She Persisted,” but it may be that she’ll need to take that title to heart as she faces a federal lawsuit over the origins of the text.

Christopher Kimberley filed suit against Clinton and her publisher, Penguin Random House, claiming they stole an idea from a work of his written in 2013.

Kimberly is asking for $150,000 in damages in addition to profits from the book, which has been a best seller for five weeks.

The lawsuit claims that in 2013, Kimberly sent a manuscript for children of all ages entitled, “A Heart is the Part That Makes Boys and Girls Smart,” to Penguin’s Young Readers division that had a section of quotes from women.

He did not receive a response from Penguin and now, four years later, Penguin has published Clinton’s book with a similar section of quotes, and Kimberly claims the president of Penguin used it for “She Persisted.”

Kimberly’s book has a “Quotable Questionnaire” section featuring stories and quotes from notable historical female figures, including Helen Keller, Harriet Tubman and Nellie Bly.

Clinton’s book also has a section with quotes from those three women.

In his suit, Kimberly alleges copyright infringement by Clinton for willfully taking his work and using it in her own book.

He sent a cease and desist letter to Clinton and Penguin Random House demanding that they hold off on publication, but it was ignored and Clinton has gone forward with promotional tours and television appearances touting the work.

Kimberly has since made his book available on his website free of charge for educational purposes.

Clinton and Penguin Random House will no doubt file a response to the complaint requesting that the suit be dismissed.

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Source: Daily Mail

 
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