In an effort to recover the advance they gave him, Random House Publishing has filed a lawsuit against Sean “P.Diddy” Combs yesterday. Random House allege they paid P. Diddy $300,000 in advance to begin a book of his memoirs that have not been completed. “Random House has seldom resorted to a legal course of action with its perspective writers who don’t write the books we have contracted for, but Mr. Sean Combs has left us no choice”, the publisher said in a statement.
“He signed an agreement with our Ballentine imprint in 1998 to write his autobiography, which he agreed to complete and deliver to us in 1999. We now have waited for over five years and have received neither the manuscript nor the return of the money we advanced to Mr. Combs”, he continued. A publicist for P. Diddy says a disagreement came up during the process of writing the book but they hope to resolve this quickly. In addition to the advance, they also want money for the interest they say has accrued.