Rosa Parks Has Dementia

Rosa Parks has dementia, can't testify, her lawyer tells judge

Rosa Parks' doctor tells a federal magistrate the civil rights pioneer has dementia and shouldn't answer questions in a lawsuit. Parks' lawyer confirms that she has dementia. It's the first public description of her health problems. Parks sued the hip-hop duo Outkast for recording a song bearing her name. Her lawyers allege the song violated her trademark rights and defamed her.

Defense lawyers have asked to interview Parks. They want her to explain how she suffered emotional and mental distress from the song.

Parks is 91. She has rarely been seen in public in the past three years.