Chelsea Clinton continues to make a fool of herself.
But it’s no longer just fun and games on social media.
And just like her mother and father, she seems to have gotten herself into some legal trouble.
A federal lawsuit coming out of a New York District Court alleges her book “She Persisted,” was ripped off from another author.
As reported by the New York Post:
Chelsea Clinton ripped off an upstate author when she published her best-selling feminist kids book, “She Persisted,” a federal lawsuit claims.
Christopher Janes Kimberley, 56, of Albany, is suing the former first daughter and Penguin Random House for copyright infringement, seeking up to $150,000, according to the lawsuit, filed Thursday in a Southern District of New York court.
“I did months of painstaking research on my book. Her version looks like a ninth-grade homework assignment,” he vented to The Post. “I am in disbelief.”
The little-known writer claims he sent a pitch for his illustrated kids book, “A Heart is the Part That Makes Boys And Girls Smart,” to the president of Penguin Young Readers U.S., Jennifer Loja, in May 2013, according to the lawsuit.
Instead of publishing it, she passed the idea off to Clinton, who cashed in on his hard work, he claims in court papers.
“She Persisted,” published May 30, features at least three of the same quotes from inspiring historical women — including Helen Keller, Harriet Tubman and Nellie Bly — that appear in Kimberley’s book, along with similar images, the writer claims.
Clinton’s book centers on “13 American Women Who Changed the World” and is an “unauthorized reproduction of [Kimberley’s] work,” court papers state.
“The appearance of impropriety is striking,” he says in the lawsuit.
The writer filed a cease and desist order in April to stop Clinton from publishing the book.
It seems that being involved in scandals is a Clinton family tradition.
From her father’s Lewinsky scandal, to the countless scandals of her mother, the Clinton family can’t seem to stay out of trouble.
Now the latest scandal could end up costing Chelsea Clinton over $100,000.
In the book, Christopher Kimberley, the author suing Clinton, claims that Clinton’s book has a number of striking similarities to his.
Kimberley stated that Clinton ripped off the same inspirational quotes from three different historical figures in his book, along with a number of other similarities.
The book in question is a feminist children’s book, — the subtitle reads, “13 American Women Who Changed the World.”
The title, “She Persisted,” is a reference to a statement adopted by the feminist movement after the Senate voted to silence Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) for breaking parliamentary rules during the Senate’s hearings to confirm then-Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) as Attorney General.
While attempting to bring order to the Senate, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) used the phrase “nevertheless, she persisted” while explaining why the Senate silenced Warren.
The book is advertised to inspire woman.
Do you think that ripping off someone else’s book should be inspiring to young girls in our country?
Let us know your thoughts in the comment section.