Farrah Gray Publishing is reportedly planning to sue the reality star for failing to adequately promote her book. Farrah Gray, the owner of the company, plans to file the lawsuit n the U.S. Federal Court in the Northern District of Georgia with claims that Toya has engaged in “…direct, contributory and vicarious inducement of copyright infringement, unfair competition and breach of contract.“
Toya hit the tweets last night to relay her disgust about the situation:
Mrs. Wright consistently went above and beyond her contractual obligations which included: Self- funding a college tour promoting Priceless Inspirations, Cross promotion of her Ampro endorsement by placing the book cover on Ampro products nationwide and allowing Farrah Gray Publishing the platform to promote her book on her highly successful reality show on Black Entertainment Television.
It apparently isn’t the first time Farrah Gray Publishing sued authors for similar circumstances. SandraRose wrote an “On Blast” post last year where another author says she was charged over $92,000 for “tweets and facebook fans that he said we acquired because of the book.”
He has refused to pay us a dime or give us our rights back to our book, prior to the law suit we requested that he sign back our rights to us and that he could keep the money that he stole. Initially he agreed to do so, but later backed out of the release agreement.
The author goes on to say that the publisher’s accounting of the royalty statements from the book “were grossly inaccurate and incomplete.”
Toya situation is similar in that she reminded the publisher that she is actually owed money from their deal AND that her book just so happened to be company’s ONLY NY times bestseller….
Let’s hope this situation gets resolved before it hits the courtroom.