Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code, has at long last decided to sue himself. In a lawsuit filed with the United States District Court, Mr. Brown named himself as plaintiff and defendant, and efforts were underway to establish Mr. Brown as the Judge trying the proceedings.
“I’m tired of being sued for plagiarism by third-rate writers,” said Brown. “As a third-rate writer myself, the time had come to conduct my honorable duty.’
Brown hoped that his lawsuit would set a precedent in which the only literary sources for The Da Vinci Code were, in fact, various notes and fiction that Brown had been working on: in other words, a quite conscious theft from Brown to Brown.