• 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.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Secret Service confirms that Dan Brown is a non-truth teller

Back on May 20, 2005, I blogged a Writopia piece called "Sanitizing Digital Fortress" in which I reported that there seemed to be no confirmation of Dan's statement that Digital Fortress had -- as Dan claimed -- been inspired by a 1995 Secret Service raid at Philips-Exeter. Well, of course, Dan's Acolytes (and the MSM) just didn't want to look at THOSE facts ... and thus proclaimed me guilty of making up vicious lies about him.

Seth Mnookin, being the only journalist willing to do his homework, filed a Freedom of Information Request with the Secret Service to see if a raid ever took place.


No raid. And no raid anywhere else early enough to serve as "inspiration."

Read the whole story (which you won't get from the NYTimes or other MSM) here: Secret Service confirms that Dan Brown is a non-truth teller.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Random House Attorney's Fee Demand -- My Prayers Answered

U.S. District Court Judge Daniels has ruled that I do _not_ have to pay the $310,000+ that Random House spent in legal fees to sue me.

Judge Daniels ruled that, "...Perdue's claim was not objectively unreasonable, and there was no evidence that Perdue pursued his claims with an improper motive and/or in bad faith. " -- page 2, line 8 of Daniel's Order .

The magistrate's report on which Daniels based his decision is far more detailed and spends a fair amount of time to support his opinion that I was _not_ the money-grubbing, gold-digging opportunist that Random House claimed in its legal papers and which Dan Brown publicly alleged on the Today Show.

The magistrate's report is here.

These two documents also do a very thorough job of describing the circumstances of the litigation that Random House started.

My petition for a writ of certiorari still remains for consideration before the Supreme Court.