Racehorses and hidden book deals key to Dan Brown trial
Da Vinci Code scribe Dan Brown is said to have hidden property, including book and TV deals, as well as expensive horses, from his ex-wife during their divorce lawsuit.
The marriage ended in 2018, with the case being heard in Portsmouth Family Court.
Now Blythe Brown wants $ 150 million, she says her husband owes her. His latest court records require records on book transactions and horse purchases.
âDan lived a proverbial life of lies for at least six years, appearing to be the epitome of a world-renowned novelist leading a simple life in his home state of New Hampshire, when in reality he was somewhere something quite different, âthe original lawsuit says.â For years Dan has secretly withdrawn substantial funds from his hard-earned marital property in Blythe to conduct sordid extramarital affairs with women – half his age – and to lead an underground life. “
The couple married in 1997 and Blythe Brown claims she was instrumental in supporting her husband’s writing. She even reportedly did research for her bestselling novel, “The Da Vinci Code”.
The lawsuit, filed in Rockingham County Superior Court in Brentwood, claims Dan Brown hid a TV project based on his characters The Da Vinci Code, more offers for more books in The Da Vinci Verse and a book for children.
In addition to the book and TV deals, Dan Brown hid his purchase of two Friesian horses, named Da Vinci and LimiTed Edition, according to court records. Dan Brown had previously tried to claim that he bought the horses for Blythe Brown and then for his girlfriend known as JP. But Blythe Brown’s legal team has reason to believe he always planned to keep the horses to himself.
“The documents show that the defendant continued to claim ownership of the horses and not only did not offer them” to JP, but he affirmatively did not want JP to own them, “says a recent motion for production of documents.
In fact, Dan Brown states in an email requesting a receipt for the horses that he is the owner, not JP or Blythe Brown, according to court records.
âNormally the decision on a horse’s name is the exclusive right of the new owner, and I think his appointment is my sole decision as the owner,â Dan Brown wrote, according to the motion for production of documents.
British tabloids identified JP as Dutch horse trainer Judith Pietersen, who posted photos of herself with the Browns and the horses in question on her social media.
Blythe Brown wants all the records on TV and book deals, as well as horse purchases.
No trial date has yet been set for the trial.
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