• Random House sued ME; not the other way around.
  • Random House filed suit to silence the facts I was posting on the web.
  • There has been NO trial on the facts, only the Random House effort to prevent a trial.
  • The only sworn statements made under penalty of perjury are affidavits from me and my experts, nothing from RH.
  • The judge refused to consider any expert analysis.
  • Despite suing me first, Random House & Sony UNsuccessfully demanded that I pay the $310,000 in legal fees they spent to sue me.
  • Contrary to the Random House spin, I am not alleging plagiarism of general issues, but of several hundred very specific ones.
  • This is not about money. Anything I win goes to charity.

Legal filings and the expert witness reports are HERE

I have a second blog, Writopia
which focuses on Dan Brown's pattern of falsehoods
and embellishment of his personal achievements.

Monday, October 24, 2005

How Sharp is the U.K. Press? How Ethical the Bar?

The Holy Blood, Holy Grail folks should pray that:

(1) British courts won't tolerate the sort of distortions and misrepresentations we've seen from Random House's American lawyers, and
(2) British journalists are not as gullible as the American media.

Because, if my experience is any indication, there is NO doubt that if ANYWHERE -- in papers or the press -- that someone on the HBHG side says that their idea was copied, then NO MATTER how much evidence is submitted regarding infringement of specific, protectible expression, the Random House lawyers will twist and distort truth and reality to make it falsely APPEAR that the copied idea is the ONLY thing being argued.

The Random House lawyers did that to me ... and the same PR machine that manufactured the DVCode bestseller phenom blanketed the world with the FALSE idea that I was trying to protect ideas, history, religious concepts etc.

Random House is soooooooooo lucky that the American media seems eager to swallow nearly anything spoon-fed to them by highly paid publicists.


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