Talk about a tangled web…
Giving her critics more reason to throw shade, a self-described ghost writer claims HE wrote former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros’ anti-feminism book, “Tied Up in Knots.”
That’s according to a lawsuit filed by Michael ‘Malice’ Krechmer unsealed this week, Law Newz reported.
More from Law Newz on Tantaros’ book:
Well, a man wrote that book, according to the complaint. Plaintiff Michael ‘Malice’ Krechmer said that he and Tantaros entered a written “Collaboration Agreement” on or about May 4, 2015, according to the court order. This included a confidentiality provision, so he couldn’t talk about his involvement in writing the book unless he got prior, written approval from Tantaros. That was terminated and replaced by an oral “Ghostwriting Agreement” where Krechmer would get $150,000. According to the court order, Krechmer claimed he was only paid $30,000, and Tantaros allegedly wanted him to sign another non-disclosure agreement stopping him from even saying he was an editor on the book, even though she already named him in the acknowledgements. He then sued to get the book’s copyright.
Tantaros’ attorney insisted the allegations are “beyond false,” and dragged Fox News into the matter.
Attorney Judd Burstein told Law Newz that there is evidence Fox News is behind the Krechmer lawsuit — Tantaros filed a lawsuit earlier this year, claiming the network spied on her, hacked her personal electronic devices and targeted her online through “sockpuppet accounts.”
Burstein, who claimed Krechmer filed the lawsuit to curry favor with Fox News, wants the court to treat the two lawsuits as connected, according to the legal news website.
Tantaros, who set the internet afire a couple of years back with a smoking hot photo of herself building sandcastles in a bikini, wrote about the unintended consequences of feminism in her book.
“No one told us, when they told us–‘Look, girls, you can work like men, you can behave like men, you can have sex like men, you can negotiate like men, party like men, talk like men’–there’s one problem,” she said. “We’re not men, and it has caused this huge dysfunction between the genders, and now the gender roles have totally swapped.”
An analysis that takes on a whole different meaning IF indeed it was written by a man.