Jordan Scott Accuses Stephenie Meyer of Plagiarizing Breaking Dawn

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While Twilight was a hit, and the buzz over New Moon is off the charts, controversy over the final two films in the Twilight Saga continues to grow.

By now, most fans are familiar with the shady decision to replace Rachelle Lefevre in Eclipse with Bryce Dallas Howard. Go read more about it and let your opinion be heard.

Now, an author is taking Twilight creator Stephenie Meyer to court for allegedly stealing ideas for Breaking Dawn.

As first reported by TMZ, Jordan Scott sent a cease and desist letter to the book's publisher, stating the fourth installment in the franchise contains a "striking and substantial similarity" to Scott's book, "The Nocturne."

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Scott says her novel was published in 2006; though, strangely, we can't find it on

She claims that numerous scenes in the books are eerily similar, such as (Breaking Dawn spoiler alert!)...

  • Both contain a post-wedding sex scene;
  • Both depict a scene about a woman who's sick because she's carrying a child with "evil powers;"
  • Both focus on the death of the main character's wife.

In response, Meyer's rep wrote to TMZ: "The claim that 'Breaking Dawn' by Stephenie Meyer somehow infringes on an alleged book by someone named Jordan Scott is completely without merit. Neither Stephenie Meyer nor her representatives had any knowledge of this writer or her supposed book prior to this claim."

Man. It was a lot more fun when the only breaking news about these movies/books involved the latest Robert Pattinson pictures.

Avatar I read the alleged similarities and feel like this charge is ludicrous...


Maybe Jordan Scott should have done a little research about Stephenie Meyer and Twilight series before making her bogus claim. The bulk of Breaking Dawn (the 4th book in the Twilight Series), was written BEFORE New Moon and Eclipse (the 2nd and 3rd books in the Twilight Series), in the manuscript Forever Dawn, which Stephenie wrote around 2004-2005. Jordan's book didn't come out until 2006. Plus, the fact that Jordan sent a copy of the cease and disist letter to TMZ, the king of tabloid enfotainment, tells me that she's just seeking publicity. If her case had merit, she'd just leave it up to the courts.


I personally feel this Scott person is after publicity for her own book. Boy she is getting it now. People want to know what her book is about - the story and characters - are they really like BD?? So they are gonna want to go and read Scotts book - and there you have it, the publicity she is after!! Just forget about her (unless you genuinely wanna read her book).




Who does this dumb bitch think she is? No one has heard of Jordan Scott and she probably thinks by suing Steph Meyer she'll get fame. Guess what? Your book sucks ass! Breaking Dawn was amazing, absolutely amazing! And um, I'm sorry but who the in the f-ing hell doesn't have sex on their wedding night? And you know what is a common result of sex? Babies. GASP!...not. This is a lame ass attempt to get more people to read her lame ass book.


Can anyone just breathe? Especially Angry Twilight Fan. There are many books that have the same plot line. Doesn't mean it was plagiarized. Death of the main character's wife ;; There can be more than one main character in a book. You do remember the horrendous part when Jacob had those few chapters? And technically, in the world of Meyer, Bella does die when she becomes a vampire.


Until we can sit down and read both scenes in question, side by side, we really can't tell. The problem I'm having is that I can't find very many exceprts from The Nocturne. From what I can tell Scott's main complaint is that the verbage, situation and character development are quite similar in these key areas, not the book in its entirity. I do think its silly to try to envelop the whole book into the idea of plaigarism, though. If that were true, we would have no form of entertainment whatsoever. Most of the popluar movies and books follow a specific formula-- the hero always has a complex, the villain is usually jaded and there's almost always a damsel (male or female) in distress.


Ok so is she going to try and stop everyone who wrote a book after 2006 which has an after marriage sex scene, a supposedly evil child and the death of the main character's wife?
Because I can think of 4 off the top of my head.
The main character in Breaking dawn IS the wife so how is that the same?
I read part of this book on google books and I really can't see any similarities. There are no new ideas anymore. That doesn't mean it's plagiarism. I bet there were hundreds of books before hers with those plot points in them too.


By the by, I am not accusing Ms. Meyere of plaigarizing nor do I say she is innocent. I, personally, have not read either book (though I tried reading the Twilight drivel and developed a migrane into the first chapter). I am merely stating that, yes, the book 'The Nocturne' does exist.


I agree with Maren; this is bullshit! I've never even heard of of this Jordan bitch!! Who the hell does she think she f***ing is?!!!!!!