• 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.
  • NO expert testimony was allowed despite three international plagiarism experts who were willing to testif that it existed.
  • 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.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Presenting Fiction as Fact IS Confusing

In a recent comment, Mark writes: "I never bought the "fact" claim in DVC. I read it as the paintings locations, and the sects were real, but not the scope and context. I think people are confused about that claim, in part at least."

From looking at his online profile, I know that Mark is a scientist, trained to be skeptical and not the average reader. Most folks, however, are not so well equipped to deal with a situation where a big, supposedly respectable company presents fiction as fact.

The fact that SO MANY people took SO MUCH time to write books about how SO WRONG the "facts" were in DVC is a measure of how many people were suckered in by the false and deceptive marketing.

It's easy to say they should not be so gullible, but when you're the average person and you've got a BIG NAME like Random House telling you it's TRUE, then you start to trust.

Obviously this sort of trust in Random House is misplaced and should be properly addressed by the class action law suits.


Blogger Mark said...

I posted on the fact claim after reading the archive files on the other blog. He definititely contradicts himself.

Tue Jan 31, 05:02:00 PM PST  
Blogger Lewis Perdue said...

I'm a little slow these days and somehow missed the reference ... who is contradicting himself?

Please excuse my excess density.

Tue Jan 31, 06:20:00 PM PST  
Blogger Mark said...

Brown on his assertion on the FACT page and the interview on his webpage linked at writopia.

Excused of course.

Tue Jan 31, 08:18:00 PM PST  

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