Memoirs of a Geisha” Lawsuit

The law suit that the model for Arthur Golden's world-wide bestselling novel "Memoirs of a Geisha" filed against the author in New York became a major news story in various major US and British newspapers and even in an Irish paper. The irony of this incident is that the formerly prominent Japanese geisha, an icon of the myth of an ideal submissive and mystical female in the East, challengly demands her alleged legal rights and money against a male author from the West. That is almost certainly one of the reasons this story has caught the international attention of the western press.