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Writing about a certain person in my book

by Gayla
(coeur d' alene, ID, USA)

I am writing an autobiography and in this I am mentioning an ex husband, so my question to you is, do I have to have his permission to do so?

ANSWER

Legally, you don't need his permission, but in a litigious society, you do need to consider whether what you write might be seen as libel. In addition, you might consider the moral responsibility of a writer to not betray secrets or unnecessarily hurt others.