Among the first publishers of the Fifty Shades show who had been defrauded by her former business associate could receive millions carrying out a ruling in america.
State District Judge Susan McCoy decided that Amanda Hayward must set aside just as much as GBP6.9m ($10.7m) for former business associate Jennifer Pedroza.
The novels, which spawned a movie of exactly the same name and became a publishing sensation, were sold to Random House for $40 million.
Before this year a jury ruled finding that her associate had been deceived by Ms Hayward into signing a limiting deal that efficiently cut her out of following royalties.
Ms hayward’s attorney, Robert Kantar, said his client intends to appeal. The precise resolution will likely be worked out once an understanding is reached by both side, Judge McCoy said