Readers sue Three Cups author

Two Montana residents have filed a lawsuit against Three Cups of Tea author Greg Mortenson and his Central Asia Institute for alleged fabrications in his book.

HELENA, Mon. — Two Montana residents have filed a lawsuit against Three Cups of Tea author Greg Mortenson and his Central Asia Institute for alleged fabrications in his book.

The lawsuit was filed on Thursday in federal court in Missoula.

Mortenson is at his Bozeman home awaiting heart surgery. His spokesman did not return a call for comment Friday. The lawsuit by Michele Reinhart, of Missoula, and Jean Price, of Great Falls, claims Mortenson and CAI committed fraud by inducing them to donate and buy his book.