Victoria Gotti, daughter of the late Gambino crime family boss “Dapper Don” John Gotti and reality television star of “Growing Up Gotti” has been sued by HarperCollins Publishers. The company gave Gotti a $70,000 advance for her memoir that was never written and the money was not returned. Gotti signed a contract with HarperCollins in 2005 to publish two books, one of which was her memoir.
Court papers were filed Thursday at New York State Court for the book that is long overdue. Gotti told HarperCollins Publishers LLC that she was terminating their contract last September and that she will return the money when her literary agent, Frank Weiman, signs her another deal. Gotti made the book deal with former publishing boss Judith Regan. Gotti did not hold up her end because Regan and editors she had formed the contract with left HarperCollins.