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P. Diddy sued over book deal

Feb. 16, 2005 at 9:18 AM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- New York-based Random House has sued rapper Sean "P. Diddy" Combs for keeping a $300,000 advance for an autobiography he never wrote.

The publisher advanced the cash in 1998 with a Dec. 15, 1999, deadline for a completed manuscript, and filed the lawsuit Monday claiming Combs failed to deliver despite repeated reminders that he was in breach of contract, E Online reported Wednesday.

"Random House has seldom resorted to a legal course of action with its prospective authors who don't write the books we have contracted for, but Mr. Sean Combs has left us no choice," the publishing giant said in a statement Tuesday.

A spokesman for the hip-hop star blamed the dispute on a breakdown in communications, predicting the matter would be resolved quickly.

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