Twilight author Stephenie Meyer is denying accusations she stole the plot for her fourth novel Breaking Dawn from another author.
A cease and desist letter sent from author Jordan Scott to Meyerâ€™s publisher claims the best-selling novelist plagiarized aspects of her 2006 fantasy book The Nocturne. According to Scott, Meyer stole specific pivotal scenes from her novel and used strikingly similar dialogue in Breaking Dawn, the fourth book in the mega-hit Twilight series.
A spokesperson for Stephanie Meyer released a statement to the press saying Jordan Scottâ€™s accusations are entirely unfounded. â€œThe claim that Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer somehow infringes on an alleged book by someone named Jordan Scott is completely without merit,â€ the representative told TMZ.com.
This is not the first time Stephanie Meyer hasÂ had to deal with rumors of plagiarism regarding the Twilight series. British tabloid The Sun ran a story earlier this year claiming Meyerâ€™s former college roommate Heidi Stanton had filed a lawsuit against the Twilight authorÂ for stealing the idea forÂ the vampire series from a short story she wrote while they were at Brigham Young University together. Production on the second film of the Twilight series, New Moon, was allegedly halted due to the claims.
However, the story was quickly shot down as a hoax by Summit Entertainment, the production company behind the Twilight films.
Read the full cease and desist letter from Jordan Scott here – but beware of spoilers if you haven’t yet read Breaking Dawn.