Trial: Doing Justice To The Truth
1. I mentioned one back on May 10 when I wrote that the complexity of my works and the Da Vinci Code -- the symbolism, hidden meanings, intertwined interpretations and expressions of history and religion -- takes this case several steps beyond something that can easily be decided by the "Lay Observer" test. Even Random House, on page 3 of their April 22, 2005 filing called the books "two complex novels."
This is a really good opportunity for an intellectually sharp judge to move beyond the obvious.
2. Unless we have a trial, we will never put finally to rest a lot of issues like:
- Did Dan Brown and/or someone working with him plagiarize my work?
- Why would Dan Brown not testify under oath that he didn't plagiarize me?
- What role did Jason Kaufman play?
- Who really did the research?
- Who really wrote The Da Vinci Code?
- Why has Blythe Brown sustained a strange alias, Ahamedd Saaddoodeen, for more than 25 years?
- Why does Random House think their case is so shaky that they have to misrepresent the truth?
- Why can Random House NOT afford to allow this to go to trial?
Without a trial, the sludge and the tarnish and the taint will never be cleared away.
That's why I'm not stopping until I get a trial. That's why Random House can't allow it.
I have everything to gain from a trial where the truth comes out. Random House has everything to lose from the truth.