Ex-Prostitute Leaves Law to Write Movie Script
Posted Sep 25, 2007 7:42 AM CST
By Debra Cassens Weiss
Lawyer Cupcake Brown, once a prostitute and a drug user, is leaving Bingham McCutchen to write the movie script for her best-selling memoir A Piece of Cake.
A four-day crack binge nearly killed Brown, who turned her life around and graduated from law school in 2001, the Recorder reports in a story republished by New York Lawyer. She wrote the book over four years while working as an associate at the law firm.
"I enjoyed the practice of law, but I want to help people," Brown told the legal publication. "I've just been inundated with speaking requests, but it's hard to do when you've got billable hours and lots of responsibilities."