Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Wednesday, March 8, 2006

Questioning Continues in Da Vinci Code Lawsuit

The questioning of Holy Blood, Holy Grail co-author Michael Baigent continued yesterday in the lawsuit that Baigent and Richard Leigh have brought against their own publisher Random House over Dan Brown's alleged use of material in the book in his work The Da Vinci Code. Random House's attorney obtained Baigent's admission that he "had exaggerated" when he said Brown improperly used material from HBHG. Baigent said he had relied on book reviews to support his position. "I think my language was infelicitous, and I think I have to agree with you on that." When the judge asked him why he was retracting so much of a statement he had made so recently he said, "It means I did not read them [book reviews] with the correct assiduity as I should have done." Read more here, here, and here.

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