She Said, He Said

December 3, 2017 | 1

“Ms. Cline, who was 27 when the novel came out, was celebrated as a major new talent. But for the last two years, her success has been overshadowed, in private, by legal threats levied against her by a former boyfriend.” Emma Cline, bestselling author of The Girls,  and her ex-boyfriend, Chaz Reetz-Laiolo, have filed public lawsuits against each other including allegations of plagiarism, physical abuse, and intimidation, according to the New York Times. From our archives: staff writer Michael Bourne‘s review of Cline’s debut novel.

is an associate editor for The Millions. She works in academic publishing by day and is a freelance writer and book reviewer by night. She tweets at @CarolynQuimby.

One comment:

  1. He said, she said…these situations often are a waste in courts especially when it is a couple who once loved. It can be costly and often one is on a mission of revenge at any price. It is worse when children are involved as in a divorce. I also know that it often comes down with who believes whom and psychopaths (they are born one in 100 people..a problem in the brain where an area is too small, the amygdala, and you have one on each side and they are not properly connected to the frontal lobe command center. So these people do not feel the pain that their actions cause. That is why they are able to carry out horrible things and don’t feel remorse. Science has come a long way…yet people often twist this knowledge to their own purposes to say oh this person is a psychopath…now…if that is true then they were that all their lives…so they should have a “history”. Not all dangerous people have this history. The literature about borderlines (borderline personality disorder) says these people are not born this way but “made” through traumatic experiences at a young age. So how a court room battle is often played out is how attorneys paint the image of the two at battle…they do horrible things in the name of “justice” but that is their sworn duty. I have seen many tricks used and most people are, unfortunately, susceptible to crafty attorneys. So be careful and choose your courtroom battles…they can consume you…not just your adversary.

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