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Shirley Jones

XXX 4-Way Story's Bogus ...

Publisher Cutting from Book

8/1/2013 4:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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That was fast ... Joan Collins has successfully convinced Shirley Jones' publisher that she did NOT nearly have a 4-way orgy with Shirley and their two husbands back in the ''60s -- despite claims in Shirley's new book -- and now, the publisher has agreed to yank the story.

As we reported, Shirley's new book "Shirley Jones: A Memoir" recounts a story about a sex party that nearly went down at Joan Collins' house back in the day -- involving Joan, Shirley, Shirley's husband Jack Cassidy, and Joan's husband Tony Newley.

In the book, Shirley says she declined the orgy invitation ... but Joan says the entire story is bogus, start to finish.

Joan sent Shirley's publisher Simon & Schuster a cease and desist letter after the book was published, demanding a retraction -- and we've learned, both Shirley and the publisher caved ... agreeing to remove Joan's name from the book.

Joan's rep tells us, S&S has agreed to remove Joan's name from Shirley's e-book immediately, as well as in future reprints. As for the books already on shelves, Joan is out of luck.

Joan tells us, "We all make mistakes. I've made a few myself, but not with Mrs. Jones. I'm a serial monogamist."

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ragu4u    

Surely, Shirley wouldn't be in a 4 way...would she?

393 days ago
17.

MjR    

I think it did happen! Shirley didn't tell Joan in advance that she would be mentioned in her book and that it was about that night the 4 of them got together. She should have told her and Joan was mad and didn't want that out in print. However more people know about it now than they probably would have if she would have just left it alone. This probably just sold many more books of the first printing for Shirley

393 days ago
18.

xbjllb    

Shirley just doesn't want to have to knock Joannie into a pond. In ANY wife-swapping with Tony Newley vs. Jack Cassidy, we KNOW who'd be getting the short end of the stick. Joannie is just miffed that one, Tony never told her he hit up Jack, two, that Shirley turned them down, and most of all, three, now she has one less sexy story for HER tell-all autobiography.

393 days ago
19.

BB not bb    

I think Joan handled this very elegantly.

392 days ago
20.

Buck Boy    

Hung?

391 days ago
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