Writer Candace Bushnell (search) was slapped with a federal lawsuit Tuesday by her former manager, who claims she stiffed him out of $1 million in fees for helping her sell the story that inspired the TV show "Sex in the City." (search)

Clifford Streit (search) accused Bushnell of failing to pay him the agreed-upon 10 percent of her share of the show's profits — a figure he estimates at $10 million.

"I think she's treated him very shabbily. She has basically forgotten who her friends were," said Streit's lawyer, Neal Brickman, who filed the suit in Manhattan federal court.

During the four years he worked for Bushnell, Streit claims he received a paltry $10,000.

Bushnell's reps could not be reached for comment.

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