Toya Wright being sued for $1 million by publishing company
Toya Wright, BET reality star and author of the New York Times best seller, ‘Priceless Inspirations’, is now being sued for $1 million by ‘Farrah Gray Publishing’. Toya has been plugging and promoting this book for the past two years, but apparently it was being done incorrectly. According to the lawsuit, Toya failed to promote the book according to the contract and she “purposefully and maliciously” went behind the company’s back to sell her book through “unauthorized venues” which has caused a huge loss in profits. Farrah Gray, owner of the company, has terminated the agreement but says that since Toya didn’t negotiate the termination clause in the contract, he owns the rights to the book. He also wants Toya to pay his legal and court fees in the suit.
After news of the pending lawsuit got out, Toya took to her Twitter to voice her opinion and claim that Farrah Gray is the one that owes her money:
- The things people do for Attention. SMH
- Please beware of who u do business with….not everybody is happy for your success. #thedevilisaliar
- You must really be BROKE….. u trying to sue me for 1 million dollars. for whAt??? give me 1 good reason.
- How are you gonna sue me when you owe me money????? #wheretheydothatat
- Let me remind you Farrah Grey……are you forgetting that “Priceless Inspirations” was your 1st and only NY Times bestseller.#imjustsayin
- Another lawsuit from Farrah Grey….. It can’t be the authors. U need to take a look at yourself. #Getittogether http://yfrog.com/odaqgeej
Im so sorry tweethearts….but 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!
Toya’s rep also came to her defense in a press release which states that Toya did absolutely nothing wrong:
“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.”