Foxy Brown speaks out on book deal lawsuit

Her lawyer says Foxy didn't back out

Foxy Brown’s lawyer has responded to allegations by a book publishing company that’s suing her client over non-delivery of a book, for which she received an advance.

As previously reported, Simon and Schuster are suing Brown to retrieve a $75,000 advance they say she was given in 2004 to write a book entitled ‘Broken Silence’.

They say Brown, whose real name is Inga Marchand, did not write the book and they want their money back.

But Brown’s attorney, Laura Dilimetin, says the company had reached an agreement with Brown to put the project on hold after she suffered severe hearing loss.

“With Simon and Schuster‘s blessings, Foxy Brown underwent extensive surgical procedures and a lengthy recovery time, fighting to restore her hearing,” Dilimetin told

She then went on to say that “Simon and Schuster decided not to go forward with the project,” and that Brown’s attempts to push ahead with the deal were unsuccessful.

“I find it suspect that after all of these years of silence, Simon and Shuster pick now to bring this meritless action when they were the ones to halt the project,” Dilimetin said.

As previously reported, Simon and Schuster are also suing Lil’ Kim whom they say also failed to write a book for which she was paid an advance.

–By our New York staff.

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