PHOENIX – "How to Make Love Like a Porn Star" (search) author Jenna Jameson (search) has filed a federal lawsuit to bar her publisher from getting a cut of a proposed reality show featuring the adult film actress.
Jameson's lawsuit asks a judge to rule that an April 2004 development agreement signed with Regan Media (search) doesn't apply to a deal Jameson negotiated herself with A&E (search) for a show based on her daily life.
In the lawsuit, Jameson, who lives in the Phoenix area, claims the A&E deal was negotiated before the Regan Media agreement.
Regan Media owner Judith Regan countersued, saying the 2004 agreement with Jameson gives Regan Media the exclusive rights to negotiate with television networks for a reality show.
The countersuit says Jameson, whose real name is Jenna Massoli, violated the agreement by negotiating a contract with A&E without Regan Media.
David Bodney, an attorney representing Regan Media, declined to comment. He referred calls to Harper Collins, whose ReganBooks division published Jameson's best-selling biography in August. A spokesman for Regan Books didn't return a phone message left late Thursday.
An attorney for Jameson didn't immediately return a phone call Thursday.