Leah Garchik is reporting that Laura Albert, the woman behind J.T. LeRoy is being sued, along with Judi Farkas by Antidote Films, the production company who obtained the rights to the “LeRoy” novel Sarah. They’re hoping to get back $45,000 in options and $60,000 in development costs. The suit has allegedly been filed in New York. Garchik claims she got the tip from the New York Times, but there’s nothing online at the Gray Lady’s site yet (unless it’s behind the TimesSelect wall). And I haven’t found any case information in the New York State Unified Court System. Does anybody have any info on this? (via the SFist)
Category / Literary Hoaxes
Literary Hoaxes Come in Threes (And Maybe Fours?)
As widely reported (and as my friend reminded me at lunch today), the new literary fake on the block is Nasdijj. Will there be a fourth imposter before the month is up?
[UPDATE: The Nasdijj hoax is in Levi Asher’s backyard, and he’s on the case.]