The Montana attorney general is opening an investigation into author and humanitarian Greg Mortenson, the Associated Press reported on Tuesday.
The inquiry comes just two days after a 60 Minutes report raised questions about the veracity of some scenes in the book he co-authored, Three Cups of Tea.
The book, co-written with David Oliver Relin, documents Mortenson's promise to village children in a remote area of Pakistan that he would help build schools for them. The book had received critical acclaim, and Mortenson has since founded the Central Asia Institute, a nonprofit that focuses on education in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Mortenson, who is based in Bozeman, Mont., spoke to Outside magazine about the 60 Minutes story.
"When you re-create the scenes, you have my recollections, the different memories of those involved, you have [Relin's] writing, and sometimes things come out different. In order to be convenient, there were some omissions. If we included everything I did from 1993 to 2003 it would take three books to write it. So there were some omissions and compressions, and ... I don’t know, what that’s called?"
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