Famous in research circles for allegedly having repressed memories of childhood abuse, Nicole Taus also might like to forget a trial court’s decision earlier this week to stick her with more than $246,000 in attorney fees and costs.

California’s Solano County Superior Court Judge Scott Kays ordered the big award last Tuesday for a University of Michigan psychiatry professor and four other defendants that Taus had sued for defamation for writing or printing articles debunking an earlier study about her psychiatric case.

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