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Knoop Confesses JT Leroy Was a Hoax
Status: Final nail in coffin of JT Leroy
Just in case there was anyone who still doubted that JT Leroy was a hoax, the deception has finally been admitted to by an insider, Geoffrey Knoop. Knoop was the partner of Laura Albert, the woman who (it can now definitely be said) wrote all of JT Leroy's books. The face of JT Leroy, whenever Leroy made any public appearances, was Savannah Knoop, Geoffrey's half-sister. Geoffrey Knoop has said: "The jig is up... I do want to apologize to people who were hurt. It got to a level I didn't expect." Knoop also says that he doubts Laura Albert will ever admit to being JT Leroy: "For her, it's very personal. It's not a hoax. It's a part of her."

Previous posts about JT Leroy:
October 10, 2005: Is JT Leroy A Hoax?
January 9, 2006: JT Leroy: An Update
Categories: Identity/Imposters, Literature/Language
Posted by The Curator on Tue Feb 07, 2006
Comments (2)
It's all over now Laura. Apparantly, Geoffrey Knoop was the businessman in this relationship and she was the writer chick.

And now they split up, but since they were never married he might not get custody of the kid.

But good for Geof for spilling the beans, and since his SISTER is the one that's been posing as JT all this time Laura will have to find another stand in.

Geof says in the NYT article that Albert will never admit that she's JT.

I hope the judge gives custody of the kid to Geof, as he's probably the more "normal" one in the relationship and Laura is off her f'n rocker.
Posted by Well well well  on  Tue Feb 07, 2006  at  06:21 AM
I think Geoffrey's confession is a hoax.
Posted by dae dae  on  Tue Feb 07, 2006  at  12:16 PM
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