03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Judith Regan's Lawsuit: HarperCollins A Portrait Of Rivalry And Retaliation

The lengthy defamation complaint filed in State Supreme Court in Manhattan by Judith Regan creates a picture of rivalry and retaliation within the HarperCollins publishing house.

In the complaint, in which she also alleges breach of contract and sex discrimination, Ms. Regan accuses Jane Friedman, president and chief executive of HarperCollins and the News Corporation, which owns the publishing house, of mounting a "malicious assault on her character and reputation."

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