12/08/2010 04:14 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

"Fake" Author Now Suing Publisher

Albert--who came to notoriety in 2005, when it came to light that she was actually the writer LeRoy, a supposed gay teen prostitute and drug addict--is asking for for $131,573.60 in damages, claiming that the book publishing house both used royalties she was due to settle a lawsuit, and blew a golden opportunity to promote her work following a 2007 fraud trial. She says that the publisher's so-called blunder helped relinquish her novels to the remainder bin.