Alleged Kidnapper Accuses 'Tabloid' Director Of Defamation

Law360, Los Angeles (November 4, 2011, 8:19 PM EDT) -- The subject of the recently released documentary “Tabloid” sued Oscar-winning director Errol Morris on Wednesday, claiming he misappropriated her likeness and duped her into giving an interview for the film after falsely promising it would clear her name in a 1970s British tabloid scandal.

Morris' documentary centers around Joyce McKinney, who in 1977 was arrested in England for allegedly abducting her fiance, Mormon missionary Kirk Anderson, from a meetinghouse at the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. McKinney's arrest became fodder for the tabloids,...
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