Plagiarism suit against Stephenie Dismissed

by on December 4, 2009
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Author Jordan Scott claimed Stephenie Meyer plagiarized parts of her Breaking Dawn book from Scott’s book The Nocturne. Well the case has been dismissed.

Meyer’s publisher, Hachette Book Group, released the following statement:

“In his ruling, [Judge Otis D. Wright II] stated that the two works have little in common and that the ‘characters in the two works are vastly different.’ The decision admonishes Scott for ‘the deceptive presentation of the alleged similarities’ and notes that she ‘has twice manipulated aspects of the subject works in order to create the appearance of similarity.’ While an attempt to ride on someone else’s success may not be surprising, it is encouraging that the courts and the public are not so easily misled. This judgment confirms what we have known all along — Breaking Dawn is a wholly original work by Stephenie Meyer and this was a frivolous lawsuit brought for the purposes of publicizing the plaintiff’s personal publishing aspirations. Hachette Book Group and Stephenie Meyer are pleased to be able to put this case behind us.”

Well duh!!! We all know Stephenie didn’t plagiarize!!

Source: EW


25 Responses
  1. Team Alice says:

    First comment!

  2. Team Alice says:

    What a loser telling everyone Stephenie stole it.

  3. Arianna says:

    I’m so happy that justice was made… of course she didn’t steal anything. Do this person actually thought that anybody was going to believe this crap?

  4. Fanpire_mom says:

    I read all the pages that they were comparing to be plagiarized . it was all a bunch of bs. you could pick up ANY 2 books and pick out one or two lines that are SIMILAR duh….Jordan Scott was just pissed because her book sucked and she wanted the money.

  5. Ebony says:

    i’m happy for Stephenie…we all know she didn’t do that.

  6. Slinkiee says:

    She can finally put this behind her and look ahead. Maybe finish Midnight Sun??? Wishful thinking I guess.

  7. Rachel says:

    Go Stephenie!!!!

  8. mykaela says:

    i know. i’ve gotten in a comment fight with somebody, and i felt so stupid afterwards…

  9. mykaela says:

    THIS PERSON IS SUCH A LOSER. stephenie came up with BD all on her own. its so unique, how could anybody even consider writing something like it???

  10. Team Alice Jr says:

    No i said be warned or we will.

  11. jmjp says:

    the only thing people should complain about stephanie is the fact that she is not bothering to finish midnight sun, she’s using the excuse that it was leaked to the public and she’s too upset she continue, GET OVER IT ALREADY, boo hoo it’s not that big of a deal.

  12. Vanessa Cullen says:

    Jordan is just trying to get attention for her books =( Stephenie Meyer would never steal someone else’s work!!!

  13. Arianna says:

    i know!!! but i couldn’t help to laugh…lol and agree… he he

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