Rumor About Stephenie Meyer

April 27th, 2009

A rumor is going around that Stephenie Meyer is getting sued for plagiarism because she stole ideas for New Moon from her roommate, Heidi, and that they had to stop the production of the movie version of New Moon.

When I first heard this I was totally shocked. I really was upset that they weren’t going to make the movie. But, a rumor isn’t always true. My mom looked on Stephenie Meyer’s official website and we found out the truth! You can go to her website to find out more details.

Stephenie Meyer wrote on April 21, 2009:

There are a lot of things I should be doing updates on—for example, how awesome and successful the Book Babe event was, and how cool it was to meet all the other authors and hang out with them a little bit, and how much I appreciated all the tremendous support from the fans—but instead of commenting on happy things (which I admit I should have done a week ago; I was waiting for things to slow down for a day, silly me!), I’m commenting on ridiculous internet rumors so that my publicist’s day will be just a little bit better.

I am not being sued. No one has contacted me or my publisher to inform either of us that I’m being sued. I never had a roommate named Heidi. There is no professor in the BYU English department named Dr. Peter Benton (though there is a character on ER by that name). And most of all, I began writing Twilight exactly the way I’ve told people in countless interviews and events for the past six years: I had a cool dream, I wrote it down, writing it down was really fun, so I kept writing until I had a whole book.

The sad thing about this silly situation is that so many legitimate news outlets reported it without doing any research at all to determine if there was any truth to the story. And at least two of these facts are really, really easy to confirm. Particularly, the one about the BYU professor. A simple on-line search can give you that information. Also, a quick call to my publisher would have cleared up the whole lawsuit story. (Kudos to the fansites who did their due diligence and debunked this rumor days ago.)

I guess the moral of the story is that—big surprise—you can’t believe everything you read on the internet. Seems like it’s April Fool’s Day every day on-line. So no worries, the filming of New Moon continues uninterrupted. And, to end this on a bright note, the filming of New Moon continues to be awesome. It’s all so beautiful! Chris Weitz is brilliant. Kristen, Rob, and Taylor are beyond words. I have gotten choked up more than once on set due to their amazing performances. I can’t wait to see it all put together.

All of it was a lie! I knew that she wouldn’t have done that and I felt bad for her. I think that people are so rude to start rumors like that. Even if they thought that was happening, they should look into it and get details.

I don’t know why people would start rumors. Maybe to hurt other people, but I don’t know why they would do that. A lot of people love the “Twilight” series, but for someone to start rumors they must hate the books and Stephenie Meyer. Personally, I think anyone would like the “Twilight” series if they read it.

I think that Stephenie Meyer is a great author, and she makes her books very exciting. She is my favorite author, besides J.K. Rowling and Cassandra Clarke at the moment. 8)

I am really excited for the movie New Moon to come out!  I’m also really happy everything is going okay with the production and that Stephenie Meyer isn’t getting sued!

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2 Responses to “Rumor About Stephenie Meyer”

  1. Tom |

    This is an important example of the fact that you have to be careful about what you read on the internet. People can put anything they want to online and in e-mails, and you should always question things, especially when they don’t sound right. The advantage of the internet, though, is you can pretty easily check things out with Google and other search engines. So you should always be suspicious—unless you read it here, of course!

  2. John Q |

    I read some of your other posts too, and Im very impressed that you are reading so much and that you write very well. Those are very important skills for life no matter what kind of job you have.

    I’m a firefighter and most people think it is just physical work but there is a lot of training, writing reports etc. People who read and write well always do better. Keep up the good work.

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