Author Harper Lee’s lawsuit against the Monroe County Heritage Museum has ended. A federal judge on terminated the dispute on Thursday in an agreement that has not been made public.
The Guardian has the scoop: “In a statement, museum attorney Matthew Goforth said the agreement was confidential. He apologized on behalf of the museum for any suggestion ‘that Miss Lee is not in control of her own business affairs’, as some have publicly suggested. ‘To the extent that such an inference has been made, that inference is not proper and it is the museum’s opinion that Miss Lee is very much in control of her business affairs,’ the statement said.”
Lee filed a lawsuit against the museum claiming that they used her book To Kill a Mockingbird to profit through the sale of souvenirs and even using her book’s title as their web address.