• 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.

Monday, July 31, 2006

Quality of Life

I received the following email from a reader and supporter who has expressed the opinion that Dan Brown plagiarized my books:

This probably won't add to the quality of your life - so I've been hesitant - but finally decided all info re: Da Vince Code could be relative.

Tonight on E Entertainment (cable channel) they will rerun Forbes 100 celebrities "Who Made Bank."

Brown is # 11 - I think. The list starts at 100 and goes to 1.

Anyway, the commentators talk about the 100 million Brown made and refer to the lawsuit.

Unfortunately, they seem to think there's humor in it.

I don't remember the exact words they used when referring to the book's success, but it went something like:
This is what happens when someone sues you OR you shouldn't sue someone over a book because this is what happens.

Anyway, you may want to check it out.
I replied as follows:

"Thanks ... it doesn't affect me one way or another ... I have SO gotten over that ... plus, the money thing is pretty irrelevant. My wife and I already give a lot to charity and live very simply. I do not see a large amount of $$ changing that. I have always been afraid of things ... when you accumulate things, they begin to own you ... you start to live your life around those things and make decisions designed to protect those things ... that cuts off options and closed doors on creativity ... things, wealth, money, status, fame -- all that's gone in a blink of eternity. Things are not what count.