Zaha Hadid files lawsuit against critic for book review

Zaha Hadid files lawsuit

Zaha Hadid filed a lawsuit against New York Review of Books and architecture critic Martin Filler after the latter included defamatory statements concerning Hadid’s attitude toward migrant workers in a book review.

The review, titled The Insolence of Architecture discussed Rowan Moore’s “Why We Build: Power and Desire in Architecture.”

“Mr. Filler wrote a review of a 370-page book on architecture in which Ms. Hadid’s name is mentioned in fewer than 20 pages. Mr. Filler’s book review, by contrast, mentions Ms. Hadid in nearly two-thirds of its paragraphs,” said a statement from BakerHostetler, the law firm who filed the complaint on behalf of Hadid.

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Zaha Hadid filed the complaint with New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan on Thursday, August 21, 2014 . The architect is seeking damages from New York Review of Books, a full retraction and an injunction on the review.

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