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Report: Judge Won’t Let Andrea Tantaros Conceal Her Feminism Book Was Ghostwritten By Man

Report: Judge Won’t Let Andrea Tantaros Conceal Her Feminism Book Was Ghostwritten By Man

Former Fox News Host worried making public this knowledge would “ruin her career”

Former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros’s attempt to keep secret the fact that her 2016 book on feminism was written by a man has failed.  A judge ordered that the case be unsealed.  Tantaros is also suing Fox News for sexual harassment.

The Hollywood Reporter reports:

A New York federal judge has decided to lift the veil from a case captioned as [Under Seal] v. [Under Seal]. It turns out that Michael Krechmer is suing former Fox News personality Andrea Tantaros for allegedly breaching an agreement pertaining to his ghostwriting services on her book Tied Up in Knots.

. . . . Krechmer filed his lawsuit in in October 2016 . . . .

According to an opinion and order from U.S. District Court Judge Katherine Forrest on Thursday, Krechmer and Tantaros entered into a collaboration agreement in May 2015. The deal included a confidentiality provision. Krechmer alleges that a couple months later, the two agreed to terminate the agreement in favor of a new “Ghostwriting Agreement,” where he’d be paid a flat fee of $150,000.

But the latter was an oral deal. Tantaros allegedly did not want to negotiate a deal with Krechmer’s agent because she “feared” it would “cause her editor to discover that she was not writing the book herself” and the book’s publisher, Harper Collins, “would cancel the book if they discovered that there were any negative issues in the writing process, particularly since she was already running more than two years behind schedule.”

. . . .  Krechmer says he’s only been paid $30,000 for his work, and that after requesting full payment, Tantaros emailed him to demand he sign a non-disclosure agreement. (Although this case is unconnected to the Fox News ones, her attorney there has griped at how the network wanted to hush things up in arbitration. Tantaros is also alleging that she was damaged by fake social media accounts.) Krechmer believes the confidentiality clause of the original agreement is no longer binding. He’s also demanding copyright on the book through his lawsuit.

The reason why this has been kept secret is that soon after Krechmer quietly brought the lawsuit, Tantaros moved for a preliminary injunction prohibiting him from violating the confidentiality provision during the pendency of a sealing order. Tantaros argued her career would be seriously jeopardized if word got out that he was the actual author of Tied Up in Knots.

That’s not good enough for the judge.

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You would think a woman could write her own book since the heavy lifting is mental.

So she lies about actually writing her book, so why can anyone believe her allegations of sexual harrassment by fox employees. One thing is certain, her career is finished unless she gets a call from that crap show the View.

im sure it will be banned by google diversity books!?!

amatuerwrangler | August 12, 2017 at 4:28 pm

How long before the publisher rings in? She inks a deal with them and part of it is that she writes the book. She decides to hire a ghostwriter in violation of that agreement, and then wants a confidentially agreement with him so the publisher won’t find out. Will the publisher see that is some kind of fraud. I didn’t see where any advance was involved.

The comedic relief comes from the self-proclaimed feminist (“..anything you can do, I can do better..”) hiring a dude to write her feminist book. You can’t make this s**t up.

As noted, this will not help her in her suit against Fox when it gets to the point of her word against someone else’s.

Something about her behavior always bothered me, like she was trying to cash in on a wave of lawsuit hysteria.

What’s the big deal? Just say the ghost writer was identifying as a woman when ze wrote it. Presto, change-o problem solved.

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