Famous true crime writer, Ann Rule, is suing Seattle Weekly for publishing a scathing article accusing her of being a liar, a sociopath, and a "sloppy storyteller." Turns out that it was written by the fiance and future husband of the convicted murderer who was the subject of one of her books. Oops!
Swart’s 2011 cover story in the Seattle Weekly claimed Rule’s book was rife with errors and ignored important facts about the case.
Two days after the Weekly published the article, Caleb Hannan, the editor at the time, wrote a lengthy editor’s note explaining the newspaper wasn’t aware Swart and Northon were engaged; the couple later married in prison about two months after the article was published. The Weekly also later wrote a list of corrections for the story.
Link via PCJM.