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20‘Twilight’ Author Stephenie Meyer Sued for Plagiarism

Author Stephenie Meyer at the Premiere of the Twilight Movie in November 2008

It’s a litigious Sunday here at the Beet.

Stephenie Meyer–who has way too many E’s in her name– is being sued for plagiarism by Jordan Scott, the author of an obscure tome of teenage vampire drama entitled The Nocturne.

According to Scott, she published passages of her book on the internet while she was writing it in 2003. She alleges that Meyer stole material from those passages for her book Breaking Dawn, the fourth in the Twilight series of novels.

“The Nocturne” and “Breaking Dawn,” which was published in 2008, show similarities in language, plot lines, characters and other points, Scott’s lawsuit stated. For instance, the lawsuit said both books contain a wedding passage and an after-wedding scene of sex on the beach.

Hachette Book Group, Meyer’s publisher, said the “alleged similarities” are “wholly lacking in substance,” and Meyer based “Breaking Dawn” on an earlier, unpublished sequel to “Twilight” that she wrote.

Meyer’s lawyers have released a statement calling the lawsuit a “publicity stunt to further Ms. Scott’s career,” and say they expect the lawsuit to be dismissed.

If it is a publicity stunt, it’s a brilliant one. She’s managed to inform readers of Meyer’s novels that her books are similar in style and content (hence, they might enjoy reading them) AND given diehard Meyer fans a reason to buy an read her book– to dispute her claims of plagiarism.

August 23, 2009 at 11:10 am by Kelly

20 Responses to “‘Twilight’ Author Stephenie Meyer Sued for Plagiarism”

  1. Roofie says:

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer > Twilight

    • Lee says:

      Hear, hear!! What’s with everyone thinking Meyer invented the good-girl-falls-for-refrormed-but-still-slightly-dangerous-vampire-with-abundant-sexual-tension bit?? SMG was OWNING that shit 10 years ago.

      • Nance says:

        Also, the The Vampire Diaries series. That series was dead, but with the Twilight phemenon, there is no end…

  2. nomen cognomen says:

    Holy receding gums, Batman!

  3. krissylu says:

    It looks like she still has all of her primary teeth.

  4. Sa says:

    This bitch steals everything. I want the Twilight series to burn and die already. She can’t write for shit.

    • Donkey Punch says:

      Now don’t hold in your negative emotions. It is better to let them out…

      • Sa says:

        Dr. DP, I’m trying to remember everything from our sessions but it’s just been so difficult lately. *breaks keyboard*

    • Anonymous says:

      OMG get a live bet u hate it because your too stupid to understand the plot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She is a frickin genius not a bitch and go get an education before u go shouting your mouth off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous says:

      Oh i get it are u a washed up writer who has no talent whatsoever??????????????????????? I take it the answers yea

  5. jeneria says:

    It is so difficult to prove this sort of thing in court that Scott doesn’t stand a chance in winning her case unless the plagiarism verges on word-for-word, but the way that Scott going about it is amazing in an advertising sense.

  6. j says:

    wow, what a brilliant publicity stunt!

  7. Jinxy says:

    3 shots of botox and those gums would disappear, otherwise she’s an attractive woman. Never read the books, they aren’t reviewed well so I will probably pass. Isn’t this mostly over one scene where there is a vampire / human wedding? Yeah, that’s highly original for a love story about vampires, nobody could see that coming at all.

  8. Merc says:

    While the allegations may very well be true, their quote doesn’t help their case at all- a wedding passage followed by a honeymoon-sex-on-the-beach passage? Because that has never been included in any romantic novels, ever.

  9. Anonymous says:

    i think what jamie foxx said about miley cyrus also applies to ol’ steph here: bitch needs a gum transplant! I also hope she too catches chlamydia from a bicycle seat.

  10. Faith says:

    Finally someone decides to sue her took them long enough

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