Courtney Love sued by memoir ghostwriter for lack of payment

Anthony Bozza is seeking £130,000 from the Hole singer for the 123,375 word manuscript

Courtney Love is being sued by the ghostwriter for her delayed autobiography.

Love’s memoir, titled The Girl With The Most Cake, was originally due to be released in 2013 but has yet to appear on shelves. Last year, the singer branded the project as a “disaster” and “a nightmare”, stating that she never wanted to write a book in the first place.

Now, as reported by The Guardian, the author behind its original draft has filed a lawsuit to the New York federal district court, seeking £130,000 ($200,000) from the Hole musician for his 123,375 word manuscript. Love has already paid Bozza £65,000 ($100,000) for his efforts, but now the writer is claiming that he was promised more.

Bozza’s lawsuit claims that Love has received £260,000 ($400,000) of a £780,000 ($1.2m) advance from HarperCollins publishing imprint William Morrow, arguing that he deserves a greater share of the lump sum.

Love previously described her relationship with Bozza as “just not working”, criticising his documenting of intimate matters. “It has to stop. 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,” she said in August 2014.

However, Bozza points the blame at Love in his lawsuit, with the court document reading: “Love’s frequent unexplained absences meant that she did not make herself reasonably available to Bozza for months at a time.”

Courtney Love recently discussed new Kurt Cobain documentary Cobain: Montage of Heck, telling the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this month (April 17) that the film’s director Brett Morgen discovered a sex tape shot by the pair.

“Somehow Brett found the sex tape,” she said. “Everyone makes one sex tape once in their lives.” Morgen added that it was “completely courageous” of Love to provide such intimate material.

Cobain: Montage of Heck premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January but arrived in UK cinemas this spring. It will receive its US television premiere on HBO on May 4. Watch director Brett Morgen discussing the film below.