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Exes file clashing lawsuits over hit novel 'The Girls'


December 1, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lawsuit alleges that author Emma Cline plagiarized parts of her bestselling novel "The Girls" from an ex-boyfriend by using spyware to access his email and other accounts, claims that Cline vehemently denies.

The novelist said in a countersuit that the plagiarism allegations are the "ludicrous" acts of a man who is jealous of his ex's success and are part of a two-year assault on her mental health and literary reputation.

The clashing lawsuits, filed Wednesday in federal court in San Francisco, made public a bitter fight that has been churning behind the scenes for ye...

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