PR Executive Says Novel Spin Not Inspired By Her

Celebrity News Aug. 15, 2009 AT 4:21PM
Lizzie Grubman attends the 6th annual Starlight Ball on June 20, 2009 in East Hampton, New York. Lizzie Grubman attends the 6th annual Starlight Ball on June 20, 2009 in East Hampton, New York. Credit: Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images

New York City public relations executive Lizzie Grubman isn't spinning a story here -- she's setting the record straight about rumors that an upcoming novel written by a former employee is about her.

As news of Robert Rave's upcoming novel Spin potentially being turned into a feature film comes to light, Grubman tells Usmagazine.com exclusively she has no connection to the Devil Wears Prada-esque story.

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"Robert worked for me briefly about 10 years ago," the PR rep says of her former assistant-turned-author. "You should believe him when he says that his novel is not a memoir -- because, from the brief snippets of the story that I've seen, none of those things could have happened while he worked for me." Rave's novel -- out Aug. 18 -- centers around recent college grad Taylor Green, who moves from the Midwest to New York City to work for one of the city's most notorious publicists. "This novel isn't about me, and my lawyers would only become concerned if someone used my name or likeness without my permission to generate sales for a book," Grubman continues. "However, while I barely know him, I wish Robert all the luck with his book. It certainly sounds like a fun fictional story."

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