Toya Wright denies that she did anything to justify a $1 million lawsuit against her for breach of contract.
The reality star and author is working on her follow-up book to Priceless Inspirations, but she may have to find a new publisher, since Farrah Gray Publishing, the company responsible for printing and distributing her first book, is suing.
“u trying to sue me for 1 million dollars. for what??? give me 1 good reason,” she tweeted Thursday. “i refuse to let anyone lie on me. i did all I can do to sell my book and promote it. so all of this is BS!”
The book placed on the New York Times Bestseller list, but the company’s attorneys have accused Toya of not properly promoting the work.
Toya not only took to Twitter to refute the claims, she’s officially responded through a spokesperson.
“Mrs. Wright consistently went above and beyond her contractual obligations which included: Self- funding a college tour promoting Priceless Inspirations, Cross promotion of her Ampro endorsement by placing the book cover on Ampro products nationwide and allowing Farrah Gray Publishing the platform to promote her book on her highly successful reality show on Black Entertainment Television," Toya’s reps said in a statement.
According to reports, Toya is also accused of selling the book privately, which is considered a “direct, contributory and vicarious inducement of copyright infringement, unfair competition and breach of contract.”
Toya’s fans took to Twitter to defend her and bear witness to her efforts to promote her debut literary work.
It’s not clear how much Toya or Farrah Gray Publishing earned from the book, but writing is not Toya’s only means of income. She just signed a deal with Walmart and opened a salon to complement her already successful Garb boutique.
Maybe someone thinks she has money to give away.
See Toya’s tweets below.
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—Tracy L. Scott
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