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Agent Sues Eminem’s Mom

PONTIAC, MICH. (CN) - Neal Alpert has sued Debbie Nelson - Eminem's mother - claiming she owes him money for acting as agent for a book about what it's like to be Eminem's mother, which has sold 100,000 copies in Great Britain and is to be released this month in the United States.

Alpert claims he had the idea for the book, and that he, Nelson, and defendant Annette Witheridge, the ghostwriter, signed a contract giving Alpert 25% of gross profits from the book, and radio, TV and movie rights. The book, "My Son Marshall, My Son Eminem: Setting the Record Straight on My Life as Eminem's Mother," was released in England in September 2007, the complaint states in Oakland County Court.

Alpert and his company, Rachel Erin Corp., also sue John Blake Publishing and Watson, Little.

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