Harper Lee Lawyer Says Author 'Humiliated' By Controversy Over Second Novel

February 8, 2015 7:41 PM

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Harper Lee Lawyer Says Author 'Humiliated' By Controversy Over Second Novel

The announcement last week that “To Kill a Mockingbird” author Harper Lee would release a second novel after a more than 50-year hiatus prompted concerns that the 88-year-old author was not in any condition to authorize the publication of the novel, titled “Go Set a Watchman.” The literary icon’s lawyer has rebutted those suggestions, claiming that Lee was “extremely hurt and humiliated” at the suggestion that she had been duped, the New York Times reported on Sunday.

“[Lee] is a very strong, independent and wise woman who should be enjoying the discovery of her long lost novel,” lawyer Tonja B. Carter said to the Times. “Instead, she is having to defend her own credibility and decision making.”

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