Miss. judge asked to reconsider 'The Help' lawsuit

FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2011 file photo, Ablene Cooper, a woman who works for the brother of author Kathryn Stockett, and her son Antonio Cooper, leave the Hinds County Courthouse in Jackson, Miss., expressesing her disappointment that a circuit judge dismissed her lawsuit against the author of "The Help" because a statute of limitations issue. Cooper wants a judge to reinstate a lawsuit that claims Kathryn Stockett, author of the bestselling novel-turned-move "The Help," used her likeness without permission. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, file)

August 19, 2011 9:58:36 PM PDT
An African American housekeeper wants a judge to reinstate a lawsuit that claims Kathryn Stockett, author of the bestselling novel-turned-movie "The Help," used her likeness without permission.