Betsy Smith
Betsy Smith asked:

did the author actually get nelle's permission to write all ofthis???????

Julia Schult Nelle didn't just have a stroke, she has been losing many of her faculties. According to a page I found that tried to document the controversy, the only statements from Harper Lee (Nelle) that indicate she did not approve of the book were statements other people she trusted wrote, put in front of her, and asked her to sign. She cannot read or hear, and almost certainly did not know what she was signing.
Allison Purportedly yes, but, Nelle has since had a stroke and now denounces giving consent.
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