Screenrant says that Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code series, was sued by his ex-wife Blythe Brown (pictured together in 2013). And Blythe is coming for him like the Catholic Church after the last descendent of Jesus Christ, honey! She’s accused Dan of living a double-life during their twenty years of marriage including having a really expensive affair. And that he sort of Big Eyes-ed her by taking credit for shit she came up with for his novels.
56-year-old Dan and 68-year-old Blythe were married for 21 years before divorcing last year, and she’s been noted to have “assisted” Dan with his Robert Langdon books. There are five in total and three were made into movies like TDVC, Angels & Demons (the best one). and Inferno (the worst). The series has sold over 120 million copies worldwide and also pissed off a lot of Catholics. But now he’s pissed off his ex.
Blythe alleges a bit more than some “assistance” with Dan’s books and claims she was the inspiration for them and came up with the premise. She says that Dan had been hiding potential projects related to the series from her, specifically a television series. But her real beef with him is all the money he allegedly spent on his side piece. Blythe is accusing Dan of banging a horse trainer on the side for years and financing her business and buying her horses. But then again, what else do you buy your horse-loving side piece? The lawsuit states:
“Dan has lived a proverbial life of lies for at least the past six years, seeming to be the epitome of a world-famous novelist leading a simple life in his home state of New Hampshire, while in reality, he was something quite different.”
Dan is “stunned” by the claims in the lawsuit and gave a statement saying that Blythe is lying and that he never lied about finances:
“For reasons known only to her and possibly her lawyer, Blythe Brown has created through this suit a fictional and vindictive account of aspects of our marriage designed to hurt and embarrass me.”
The Daily Mail says the alleged mistress, Judith Pietersen, who is in her 20s, spoke out about this. Though Judith wasn’t named specifically in the lawsuit, she was referred to as a “young horse trainer from Holland” named “JP.” Judith apparently met Dan through Blythe in 2013, as she was hired to train Blythe’s Friesian horse. Two grown horse girls? Dan has a type. Judith gave this short statement to The Daily Mail:
“This is a private matter between Dan Brown and Blythe Brown. It’s not up to me but rather the judge in America to comment. I’m not a party in this lawsuit and I would appreciate that my privacy be respected.”
As for how Blythe found out about the affair, I’m going to guess that Judith left a note in blood on Blythe’s wall that read, “Him, f’our buy bucch king fit sand,” which is a senseless anagram for, “I’m fucking your husband, bitch.” I mean, this story does involve the Da Vinci Code dude after all.