Jay Asher, Author of 'Thirteen Reasons Why,' Sues SCBWI for Defamation

Jay Asher, author of 13 Reasons Why, is suing the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and the group’s executive director, Lin Oliver, for making false and defamatory statements.

Jay Asher, author of 13 Reasons Why, is suing the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and the group’s executive director, Lin Oliver, for making false and defamatory statements.

In February 2018, Oliver said Asher would no longer be admitted at SCBWI events after an investigation into sexual harassment claims against him. Asher denied those allegations at the time. He was dropped by his literary agent and lost speaking engagements.

Asher has now filed a lawsuit against Oliver and the SCBWI. Read the full press release from Sitrick and Company below:

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