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Brian Wilson's Mother Cannot Sue Publisher, Judge Rules

July 4, 1997 12:00 AM ET

Beach Boys band member Brian Wilson's autobiography did not damage his mother's reputation when it described how she passively watched as his father beat him as a child, a judge ruled Wednesday in Albuquerque, N.M. The judge said Audree Wilson, now 80, cannot sue HarperCollins, which published Wouldn't It Be Nice: My Own Story in 1991.

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