Authors Admit Falsehoods in Rushdie Biography
Posted on August 22, 2008Authors of a memoir about Salman Rushdie have now admitted that parts of the book are not true. Rushdie has sued over the falsehoods.
So what wasn't true? Did the protection officers really lock Sir Salman in the closet and go out for a pint? Did they really call him Scruffy? Was Sir Salman not really as mean as they said he was? We want details.Rushdie's lawyer Mark Stephens said today that the authors of the book now "accepted that much of the story published in the Mail on Sunday was false". He said that Evans had been "over-egging" his position at the time: "He was a police driver making out he was an armed special protection officer," he said.
Stephens added that Rushdie had made no requests for damages, nor for any changes in opinions in the book, merely for "the falsehoods" to be changed. "The authors have admitted that there were falsehoods in the original manuscript and have made amendments accordingly," he said.