Freelance Writer Sues The Atlantic for $1 Million

From a story on by Craig Howie and Josh Gerstein headlined “Freelance writer Ruth Shalit Barrett sues The Atlantic for $1 million”:

A writer whose article was controversially retracted by The Atlantic magazine is suing the publication.

The suit, filed by Ruth Shalit Barrett late Friday in U.S. District court in Washington, D.C., alleges The Atlantic defamed her in its retraction of an article she wrote on wealthy parents in Connecticut pushing their children into niche sports in a bid to win entrance to Ivy League schools.