Dan Brown's $24m Battle
Ian McPhedran~Herald Sun
The claimants are co-authors Richard Leigh, 62, of the US, and New Zealander Michael Baigent, 57 - who wrote The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail in 1982, which tells the tale of Jesus marrying Mary Magdalene and having a child - are demanding $24 million compensation for plagiarism. Publisher Random House, which published both books and is defending the action, said the case had no merit.
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