Courtney Love Sued By Memoir Co-Writer for Breach of Contract
Anthony Bozza is suing Love for breach of contract regarding the memoir tentatively titled Girl With the Most Cake. The author says he entered a contract with Love in 2010, promising to deliver a completed manuscript to her and publisher HarperCollins in Jan. 2014. The lawsuit states that although Love and HarperCollins initially expressed approval of the draft, Love informed him she was taking her business elsewhere. According to Rolling Stone, Love texted Bozza in April 2014 saying she was "trying to fix the book" with another writer and that it was "in even more chaos." Bozza says he was understanding, but did not receive word back from Love when he asked to be paid for the work he'd done.
Even with a new co-writer, it does not appear the autobiography will be hitting shelves any time soon. In an April 2014 interview with The Telegraph, Love said she'd rejected the book, saying, "It's like me jacked on coffee and sugar in a really bad mood. I said keep your bloody money. I'd rather keep my friends."
According to the lawsuit, Bozza has only received $100,000 from Love. He claims their collaboration agreement guaranteed him a minimum of $200,000 of Love's advances and royalties of up to $300,000. The author also says Love has not reimbursed him for roughly $10,000 spent transcribing interviews with her.
Bozza is journalist and writer who previously co-wrote the autobiographies of stars like Eminem and Slash.