Author Ann Rule sues, claims Seattle Weekly defamed her | Local News | The Seattle Times

Author Ann Rule sues, claims Seattle Weekly defamed her | Local News | The Seattle Times

True-crime writer Ann Rule has sued the Seattle Weekly, claiming the alternative newspaper defamed her in 2011 when it published an article penned by a convicted killer’s fiancé that slammed the best-selling author for “sloppy storytelling.”

Rule’s lawsuit, filed last week in King County Superior Court, claims the Weekly’s article, written by freelance writer Rick Swart about Rule’s 2003 book “Heart Full of Lies,” “contains numerous false statements concerning the content of the book and Rule’s researching and interviewing techniques.”