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To: Simon & Schuster

Simon & Schuster: Cancel your book deal with Breonna Taylor's killer

We won, Simon & Schuster pulled out.

Simon & Schuster: Cancel your book deal with Breonna Taylor's killer

We're calling on Simon & Schuster to cancel its distribution deal with Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, one of the police officers who murdered Breonna Taylor. Mattingly will be publishing his book with Nashville-based Post Hill Press, whose distribution partner is S&S.

Why is this important?

Breonna Taylor was fatally shot by police officers, while she was sleeping in her apartment. She was only 26. Today, none of the three officers who fired into her home have been charged in her death. Now, they are now seeking fame and profit over Breonna's name and memory.

The book, which is titled “The Fight For Truth: The Inside Story Behind the Breonna Taylor Tragedy" is a brazen attempt to rehabilitate the image of Mattingly, who still has his job and has never served time.

Breonna has already lost her life due to the actions of this officer. She will never be able to tell her story. Mattingly shouldn't either.

Reasons for signing

  • Simon & Schuster--your PR team thought that issuing a #BlackLivesMatter corporate statement last May was trendy (and likely profitable.) Distributing this book is disgusting. Have a little shame and cancel your deal.
  • no one should be killed for their skin color. amen
  • Slow the COVID numbers down and start Returning back to normalcy life, in-person and reopening montgomery county and recreation & senior centers, Sports activities, large family gatherings, weddings & marriages, personal services, Malls & Stores, Employment & Jobs, Religious Facilities, Live Entertainment. Returning back to all cities, countries and all states around the world.


2021-04-19 10:28:22 -0400

Petition is successful with 45,470 signatures

2021-04-15 23:18:05 -0400

We did it! Simon & Schuster have announced they will not distribute the book.

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20,000 signatures reached

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