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HarperCollins Can't Escape Suit Over Prof's Assault Book

Law360 (March 7, 2018, 11:00 PM EST) -- A doctoral student can go forward with her suit against Northwestern University Professor Laura Kipnis and HarperCollins Publishers LLC alleging a book on Title IX and sexual assault on college campuses authored by Kipnis defamed and slandered her by including private details of her life.

The student, who filed the suit last May as "Jane Doe," alleges Kipnis intentionally published unflattering and untrue details of her relationship with former Northwestern Professor Peter Ludlow, twisting the facts to fit her narrative. Kipnis' book, "Unwanted Advances: Sexual Paranoia Comes to...
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Case Information

Case Title

Doe v. Harpercollins Publishers, LLC et al

Case Number



Illinois Northern

Nature of Suit

P.I.: Assault Libel & Slander


Honorable John Robert Blakey

Date Filed

May 16, 2017

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