Mass. judge rejects Holocaust memoir suit

October 9, 2008 1:09:51 PM PDT
A woman who fabricated a best-selling memoir about surviving the Holocaust by living with wolves has won a Massachusetts court battle with her former publisher.

A judge dismissed a lawsuit Tuesday filed by publisher Jane Daniel against Misha Defonseca (dee-fohn-SAY'-kuh) and her ghost writer. He said Daniel had missed a one-year statute of limitations.

Daniel sued this year after Defonseca admitted she made up the story of her tortured childhood in her 1997 book, "Misha: A Memoire of the Holocaust Years."

Daniel argued that the court should overturn a jury decision that forced her to pay Defonseca $32.4 million in a fight over the book's profits.