Friday, February 10, 2006

And Yet Another Fraud

I've been reading about "JT LeRoy" being a fraud for a a while, but now it is official. The latest article is on The actual writer, Laura Albert, wanted to get her work recognized. Congratulations, it worked! Aren't you proud? You aren't really a 25-year-old former male prostitute and drug addict; you're a liar and a fraud. How did you get yourself into this? Didn't you think for a moment, "This will never work. This has been tried before, and they almost always get caught."

The article says that she did it for her estranged partner, Geoffrey Knoop. Estranged? So, now that you aren't a couple any more, there's no bond there to keep the secret? Apparently, Mr. Knoop just couldn't handle the pressure of deceiving the public:

"He's wanted to come clean and let JT fade away," attorney Eric Feig said of Knoop late Monday. "He wanted to take the high road."

Yet, the next sentence:

He's also secured a movie deal to tell his side of the story, Feig said.

Beautiful. I wonder how much Albert is getting for her side of the story. And I wonder if she'll get to write the screenplay.

1 comment:

Jay said...

The book publishing industry is closer to the the cable news industry than it is to newspaper publishing anymore. The t.v. hosts on cable news sit there and allow their guests to just rant on and on and never once does the host call them on their bullshit.

Book publishers are the same way. They'll publish whatever you want. Any story you want to tell, about anybody you want to and they'll publish it, no questions asked. No fact-checking, no background checks, no nothing. Just, publish, promote and make money. That's it.