BRAINTEE (CBS) – A Braintree woman has filed a $250,000 lawsuit against Barbara Walters over the television personality’s best-selling memoir, “Audition.”

Nancy Shay is mentioned in Walters’ book as the girl who had a relationship with Walters’ adopted daughter, Jacqueline Guber, during high school.

In the book, Walters refers to an incident where Shay and Guber were “high on God-knows-what,” and suggests Shay was thrown out of school because of it.

According to court documents, Shay says she was expelled from school, but claims that “imaginary” incident wasn’t the reason. She says reading the book caused her to fall into a deep depression.

When asked to comment on the suit by WBZ-TV, Shay refused, referring us to the court paperwork.

Comments (6)
  1. Justin says:

    While this is a disgustingly frivolous lawsuit, I enjoy any opportunity in which to watch Barbara Walters misfortune. She is the most grossly ignorant and egotistical individual journalism has ever seen…except for her pal Joy Behar, perhaps.

  2. p2 says:

    Ba Ba Wa Wa doesn’t make any sense. She writes a book. And in it, she discloses that she had an affair with a married U.S. Senator. Plus, now it turns out that the book may contain slanderous accusations too. Why bother writing such a book? It must be an ego thing.

  3. Paul says:

    Sooooo $250K and a year long lawsuit will get you out of that “deep depression”? What an idiot!!

  4. DrStrangelove says:

    Baba Wawa can write? That IS news.

  5. Suze says:

    Good for her! Walters had no right publishing her actual name (and making money off it) without her permission. Especially if some of it was inaccurate info. I have always thought BW was a bizarrely arrogant and self-involved. Hopefully a jury will too. 250K is not a lot in terms of todays lawsuits…

    Good luck Ms. Shays

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