Her family hired me as a maid for 12 years, but then she stole my life and made it a Disney movie

Her family hired me as a maid for 12 years, but then she stole my life and made it a Disney movie

Her family hired me as a maid for 12 years but then she stole my life and made it a Disney movie

8:52 PM on 4th September 2011

Identity theft: Author Kathryn Stockett is being sued by Abilene Cooper (above) who claims she used her life to write her bestseller

Identity theft: Author Kathryn Stockett is being sued by Abilene Cooper (above) who claims she used her life to write her bestseller

Novel idea: Kathryn Stockett has sold more than five million copies

Novel idea: Kathryn Stockett has sold more than five million copies

The Help: In Jackson, Mississippi in 1963, Aibileen Clark (Viola Davis, left) and Minny Jackson (Octavia Spencer) take a risk that could have profound consequences for them both

The Help: In Jackson, Mississippi in 1963, Aibileen Clark (Viola Davis, left) and Minny Jackson (Octavia Spencer) take a risk that could have profound consequences for them both

Suspicious: Abilene Cooper says when she read the book she thought the links to her life were too close

Suspicious: Abilene Cooper says when she read the book she thought the links to her life were too close