Friday, January 30, 2015
last week jean spinosa, the woman who discovered the long lost joan anderson letter, filed suit against the estates and heirs of jack kerouac and neal Cassidy to judicially determine title (who owns the letter and contents thereof). according to the report in courthouse new service, in addition to the letter itself (18 pages), there is also an additional page (the 19th) not part of the letter, per se, but contains material written by cassady where he "separately details the loss of his virginity and other sexual encounters[!]"
the lawsuit seeks to resolve claims between spinosa and someone who has alleged he is entitled to a portion of the proceeds from the auction of the letter, pursuant to an agreement that they made. he alleges that he is entitled to one half of the proceeds from the sale. spinosa denies there was any agreement and that he is entitled to any proceeds from the sale.
stay tuned. i'll update this when the defendants submit their answers to the complaint.