PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The therapist for a woman who was held captive for 10 years claims the book written by her client defamed her.
The story of Tanya Kach is shocking. She was held captive by school security guard Thomas Hose inside a home in McKeesport.
After she escaped, she was treated by therapist Janice Pope for a couple of years, but according to Pope’s attorney, a book written by Kach claims that Pope “abandoned” Kach.
Attorney Dennis Mokal says it’s not true.
“To say that a licensed professional abandoned you has all sorts of repercussions,” said Moskal. “People look at that [as] very defamatory.”
Kach, Tate Publishing and Lawrence Fisher, Kach’s attorney who co-authored the book, are defendants in the case.
Kevin Tucker, a lawyer representing the publisher as well as Fisher, said, “We intend to prove that those remarks are merely opinions and have no defamatory support whatsoever.”
Kach’s book is titled, “Memoir of a Milk Carton Kid.”