HBHG authors' case 'in tatters', RH barrister tells court

<p>Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh's case against Dan Brown "is now in tatters" the High Court heard today, as Random House barrister John Baldwin made his closing statement. Baldwin tore into the The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail authors' testimonies, branding Baigent as "either extremely dishonest or a complete fool". Both authors claim Brown stole the "architectural edifice of ideas" in their 1982 non-fiction work, and "hung it on the peg of a fictional thriller".

"Mr Baigent was a thoroughly unreliable witness," Baldwin said, pointing to long silences, evasive answers, retractions of ...

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