Author and Rolling Stone editor, Anthony Bozza, is suing Courtney Love for breach of contract in regards to the memoir he was co-authoring with her, titled The Girl With the Most Cake. The manuscript which contained over one hundred and twenty-three thousand words was passed along to both Love and publisher William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins, with rave reviews from both parties, Love even emailed Bozza to tell him that sections of the book were “f***ing beautiful” and had left her “breathless.” Though Bozza has already received $100,000 he claims that the rock star allegedly owes him at least $200,000 to complete the advance he was guaranteed when the contract was originally created in 2010. The suit, which was filed Friday in Federal District Court for the Southern District of New York also states that the memoir was due to be published over two years ago, but Love’s lack of availability forced the release date to continually be pushed back. Not only did the Hole singer make herself unavailable for months at time, making it nearly impossible to conduct the necessary interviews needed to complete the book when promised, she also refused to honor the “mutually agreed times” she and Bozza had planned out.
Bozza also states that he received a text from Love in 2014 in which she informed him that she had hired another author who was “trying to fix the book,” though he was not doing the job to her satisfaction. Not only was the book “in even more chaos” but the new author was “worthless” in Love’s eyes. She then later told The Telegraph that she no longer wanted to work on the book, saying “I said, ‘Keep your bloody money’, I’d rather keep my friends.” She later told Billboard “What happens from 2006 on in the book is my personal business. I’ve been discreet from that time on, and I want to keep it that way,” citing that as one of the reasons she has not yet finished the autobiography. Despite whether Love wishes to finish the memoir or not, Bozza alleges that his contract with her guarantees he be paid for the work he has already done and for whatever he has written that makes it into the published project, though when Bozza brought this up to her last April, she refused to respond. Love herself has already received over a quarter of the $1.2 million dollar advance even though she has not yet produced a finalized manuscript. Of the suit, Bozza’s lawyer Rishi Bhandari said “We look forward to a speedy resolution of this case so that both parties can move on.” Love has not yet commented.
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