• 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.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Random House/Sony Appeals Response Reads Like Frey Defense

An analysis will follow after I have an opportunity to read it thoroughly.

But a quick read reveals the same sort of vague and slippery arguments Random House and its supporters have been using to try and extricate James Frey and his "fiction is truth" novel/memoir.

In addition, they have filed 70 pages of regurgitated verbiage, mostly cut and pasted from their previous filings, repeating many of the same distortions and misrepresentations noted and discredited by the facts previously in this blog.

If they're willing to defend fiction as fact for James Frey, how far are they willing to torture the truth when hundreds of millions of dollars are at stake?

Their reply shows their same cavalier disregard for facts and the truth as their schemes to market fiction as fact in A Million Little Pieces, The Da Vinci Code and ... ?

Significantly, they have failed to reply in any meaningful manner to the reversible errors made by the District Court.

They do make a desperate and pathetic attempt to rationalize away the fact that the judge denied me a trial because he mistakenly believed that what Random House had presented as history was actually fiction which I wrote first and Dan Brown copied.

But Random House WOULD try to make that argument. After all, they've got a lot of experience in fooling people into believing that fiction is fact. That also describes their response to my appeal as well.


Blogger Mark said...

Is there a chance the appeals judge will be able to determine this copied fictional history? Can it be highlighted for him because if he or she is anything like Daniels they won't pick up on it.

Sat Jan 21, 04:46:00 PM PST  
Blogger Lewis Perdue said...

It's my hope that the filing will point this out. We'll see.

Sun Jan 22, 09:07:00 AM PST  
Blogger Mark said...

Yeah they blew right over it. Buried it in generic backstory.

Mon Jan 30, 07:24:00 PM PST  

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