Family Settles With Sony Pictures in Running With Scissors Lawsuit

by Staff

The Turcotte family—better known to readers of Augusten Burroughs's memoir Running With Scissors (St. Martin's Press, 2002) as the Finch family—has reached a settlement with Sony Pictures in a lawsuit filed in June 2005 that accuses the author of writing false information in his memoir about them and the late Dr. Rudolph Turcotte. The Boston Globe reported yesterday that while the suit against Sony Pictures, which is releasing a film based on the book on October 27, has been settled, the family is pressing on with the suit against the author and his publisher. That suit, however, has been stayed by a Massachusetts court until the release of the film.

Details of the settlement with Sony Pictures were not released.