Best-Selling Erotica Novelist Zane Files for Bankruptcy | NBC4 Washington

Best-Selling Erotica Novelist Zane Files for Bankruptcy

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    The best-selling author of more than 30 erotic novels has filed for bankruptcy.

    Kristina Laferne Roberts, whose pen name is Zane, filed for bankruptcy in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Maryland in June, reported the Washington Post.

    The Post reports that Roberts, who lives in Prince George's County, owes the IRS more than $540,000, and that Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot called Roberts the state's top individual "tax cheat" back in January.

    The state has been trying to collect back taxes from Roberts since 2003.

    Roberts listed her total assets at more than $1.4 million, including a home in Upper Marlboro and another in Bowie. But she also claimed more than $3.4 million in liabilities, including more than $1.4 million owed to creditors and more than $337,000 in back state taxes.

    A call to Roberts' attorney was not immediately returned on Sunday.

    A film based on Roberts' novel "Addicted" is set to hit theaters Friday. Zane is listed as executive producer, reported the Post.