Foxy Brown Slams Simon and Schuster’s Book Claims

Rapper Foxy Brown has lashed out at Simon and Schuster publishing executives after they accused her of failing to deliver an autobiography she was paid to write.

Bosses at Simon & Schuster, Inc. claim the entertainer, real name Inga Marchand, was handed $75,000 in 2005 to pen her memoirs in a book titled Broken Silence.

The deadline was set for February 2006 but she never completed the work.

However, Brown insists company bosses approved her request to put the project on hold while she underwent treatment for sudden hearing loss, after she was diagnosed with severe deafness in both ears in December 2005.

Her attorney Laura Dilimetin tells AllHipHop.com, “With Simon & Schuster’s blessings, Foxy Brown underwent extensive surgical procedures and a lengthy recovery time, fighting to restore her hearing.”

The statement goes on to claim that it was at this point that “Simon & Schuster decided not to go forward with the project. Many attempts were made by Foxy Brown‘s agents to resurrect the deal, to no avail.”

And while Dilimetin has poured scorn on the publishers’ lawsuit, she reveals the rapper is still open to negotiations.

She adds, “I find it suspect that after all of these years of silence, Simon & Schuster pick now to bring this meritless action when they were the ones to halt the project…

“(Foxy Brown would) love to continue with Simon & Schuster and welcomes talks to continue to solidify a deal.”

Brown‘s rap rival Lil’ Kim has also been hit with a lawsuit by heads at the same publishing firm, alleging she accepted a $40,000 payment for a novel which was due for completion in June 2004, but was not delivered.

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