Dallas, TX–Steamy best-seller Fifty Shades of Grey is getting some folks hot—no, not like that. One publisher out of DFW says she’s getting a rough deal that sounds pretty shady, so she’s suing.
Arlington publisher Jennifer Pedroza is laying the law on co-publisher, Amanda Hayward. The two were partnered in publishing the titillating trilogy, but when Hayward sold the rights to publisher, Random House, Pedroza came up short.
“Amanda Hayward arranged things so that payments from Random House for the advances and royalties of the book went to her in Australia; my client, although a partner in the partnership, did not receive her share of the money,” her attorney, Mike Farris said.
That’s a big chunk of change. The kinky book has already sold more than 100 million copies. Do the math.
“At this point, you might be looking at an estimated 80 to 100 million dollars that has either been paid,” Farris added.
NewsFix reached out to Hayward and her company, Writer’s Coffee Shop for comment. They didn’t return our advances. As far as the lawsuit, Pedroza’s attorney is not bending on this case.
“Jenny Pedroza, as a one fourth owner of the partnership, is entitled to 25 percent of those proceeds,” Farris stated.
Hope this lawsuit gets tied up soon.