A music journalist who worked on Courtney Love’s long-awaited memoir has sued her, saying that the rock singer failed to compensate him.

Anthony Bozza, known for his articles in Rolling Stone magazine and his biography of rap giant Eminem, said that Love - the widow of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain - owed him more than $200,000. In a lawsuit filed in New York last week, Bozza said that Love has received $400,000 out of a $1.2 million advance from publisher HarperCollins for the yet-to-be-released book.

In the lawsuit, Bozza said that he sent drafts of the introduction and first two chapters to Love in 2012 and that she responded by email ‘that the work was beautiful.’ But by mid-2014, Bozza said that Love told him by text message that she had started working with a new writer, who turned out to be ‘worthless’ and had put the project in ‘even more chaos.’ Bozza said that he was never terminated but charged that new writers were using his work as a base. Love and HarperCollins did not immediately comment on the lawsuit. In an interview last year with Britain’s Daily Telegraph newspaper, Love was quoted as saying that she rejected Bozza’s draft because it was too revealing.

Love, who enjoyed success as the frontwoman of alternative rock band Hole, is infamous for her volatile personality and struggles with substance abuse.

But she has recently shown a softer side as she appears at premieres for a new documentary about her late husband, ‘Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck,’ on which she cooperated.