Saturday, August 12, 2017

Andrea Tantaros’ Anti-Feminist Book Was Written By A Man

Recently unearthed court documents reveal that the former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros' anti-feminist manifesto “Tied Up in Knots” was allegedly written by a man.

According to The Wrap, the revelation comes as part of an ongoing lawsuit filed by Michael Krechmer, who claims to have ghostwritten the tome. Krechmer had initially filed the suit under seal, “out of an abundance of caution” over a confidentiality provision in his alleged agreement with Tantaros. However, he has “since argued vigorously that the seal should be lifted.”

Tantaros had fought to keep the matter under seal in a motion that was denied in the recent order, handed down in federal court in New York in late July.

According to the papers, Tantaros argued “that she will be irreparably harmed absent such a restraint because her professional credibility and career as a journalist would be seriously jeopardized by public revelation of plaintiff’s claims that he is the actual author of her book.”

In his suit, filed in October 2016, Krechmer alleges that he and Tantaros entered a collaboration agreement in May 2015, in which he would “assist [Tantaros] in writing” the book. The agreement included a confidentiality agreement, but the suit says that in July 2015 Krechmer and Tantaros terminated the collaboration agreement in favor of a “new, separate and completely oral” ghostwriting agreement, which would give him a flat fee of $150,000 in exchange for ghostwriting the book.

According to Krechmer, Tantaros balked at the new agreement, because she feared that it would “cause her editor to discover that she was not writing the book herself,” and that Harper Collins “would cancel the book if they discovered that there were any negative issues in the writing process, particularly since she was already running more than two years behind schedule.”

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