Peters' Hollywood Expose Is Back On
Hollywood producer Jon Peters is intent on blowing the lid on Tinseltown's secrets, despite pulling plans for an explosive tome after he was threatened with legal action.
Peters handed back his $700,000 (£462,350) deal with publishing giant Harper-Collins to write his memoirs, Studio Head, after the original transcript was leaked and certain stars featuring in the book threatened to sue if it ever hit shelves.
The book included tell-all extracts about Barbra Streisand, who Peters alleged had a string of torrid affairs with co-stars Robert Redford, Ryan O'Neal, and Kris Kristofferson.
Peters pulled the tome last month (May09), saying, "I have been besieged by lawsuits and threatened litigation by some of the most important figures in showbusiness."
But the Batman boss' ghostwriter, Bill Stadiem, insists the producer has no plans to quit the project altogether - insisting he isn't fearful of the repercussions.
Stadiem tells New York gossip column Page Six, "Jon is not scared of anything or anybody - and the book will not contain anything defamatory or untrue.
"But that proposal, which I co-wrote, wasn't intended for anyone to read. It should never have been leaked."