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“JT Leroy” Guilty of Fraud

This image comes courtesy our siblings at FishbowlNY, who reported that Laura Albert, architect of the elaborate JT Leroy hoax, was found guilty last Friday of fraud and breach of contract. Albert is being fined $110,000 in economic damages and $6,500 in punitive damages.

The New York Times’ Alan Feuer had more on the story, including an unexpected twist of sorts: Steven Shainberg, the proposed director of the film, testified that when he learned who had truly written SARAH an inspiration came to him to make a “meta-film,” a triple-layered movie that would blend the novel with the lives of its real and purported authors in a project he took to calling SARAH PLUS. In other words, everything’s meta and fair game now..

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