Australian publisher of Fifty Shades of Grey ‘must set aside’ $10m to settle …

August 28, 2015 - Fifty Shades of Grey

  • Australian Amanda Hayward jointly set adult a giveaway online book library
  • She has been told to set aside $10million  to settle brawl with  former business partner
  • Ex business partner Jennifer Pedroza says she was defrauded out of share 
  • Ms Pedroza usually perceived a one-off remuneration of $100,000 from a initial Random House advance
  • Amanda Hayward skeleton to interest a decision, her profession confirmed

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An Australian publisher has been told to set aside $10 million for a former business partner, who says she was defrauded out of her legitimate share from a increase of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ and dual messenger novels.

Amanda Hayward cut Jennifer Pedroza, one of her former business partners in e-book publisher The Writers Coffee Shop, out of her share of royalties from a $40 million sale of a EL James trilogy to Random House.

State District Judge Susan McCoy pronounced on Wednesday that a income should be deposited in a justice registry as attorneys find to negotiate a visualisation volume for Jennifer Pedroza, who lives in a Dallas suburb of Arlington. 

Amanda Hayward (pictured) cut Jennifer Pedroza, one of her former business partners in e-book publisher The Writers Coffee Shop, out of her share of royalties from a $40 million sale of a EL James trilogy

Amanda Hayward (pictured) cut Jennifer Pedroza, one of her former business partners in e-book publisher The Writers Coffee Shop, out of her share of royalties from a $40 million sale of a EL James trilogy

The books were incited into a rarely successful film and continues to sell many copies

The books were incited into a rarely successful film and continues to sell many copies

Ms Pedroza usually perceived a one-off remuneration of $100,000 from a initial Random House allege notwithstanding organising vocalization engagements, arising press releases and make-up and mailing paperback books for a partnership. 

Ms Pedroza was seeking a share of advances and royalties in a dispute, with it believed Random House paid tens of millions for a tell rights to a 3 books in a Fifty Shades series. 

She and Ms Hayward set adult The Writers Coffee Shop (TWCS) as a practical edition association in Oct 2010, ‘with a prophesy of operative alongside gifted authors while providing peculiarity e-books to a flourishing marketplace’.

In May 2011, a association expelled an e-book and a imitation on direct paperback of Fifty Shades of Grey

Bestseller: The understanding with a Sydney-based publisher and Random House was reportedly value tens of millions

Bestseller: The understanding with a Sydney-based publisher and Random House was reportedly value tens of millions

E L James' 3 books have sole some-more than 125 copies worldwide and led to a film starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, with dual sequels also planned.

E L James’ 3 books have sole some-more than 125 copies worldwide and led to a film starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, with dual sequels also planned.

The lawsuit alleges Ms Hayward subsequently and fraudulently restructured a business underneath a smokescreen of taxation minimisation yet though revelation her partner. 

This restructure is pronounced to have enabled payments from a Random House understanding to upsurge exclusively to her, when a understanding was sealed in Mar 2012. 

After Ms Hayward allegedly swore on her possess daughter’s lives she would never cancel Ms Pedroza services, this lead a complainant to pointer an particular executive agreement.

But notwithstanding Ms Hayward’s promise, Ms Pedroza was sacked in Jan 2013. She filed a lawsuit in May 2014, seeking financial service value some-more than $1 million.

One of Hayward’s attorneys, Dallas counsel Robert Kantner, pronounced yesterday that Hayward skeleton to interest yet he declined to criticism serve about a case.

Even yet Hayward skeleton to appeal, her lawyers contingency negotiate a visualisation volume with Pedroza’s side. The dual sides are approaching to lapse to justice in late September, when McCoy might establish either to approve of a terms, Farris said. 

 

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