It seems that the unsubstantiated story that Stephenie Meyer is being sued and filming on New Moon has halted continues to spread like wildfire on the web. Our inbox is exploding with various readers citing new places the story has cropped up.
Below are the official comments now from both Summit Entertainment and now Little Brown/Hachette:
Official comment from Summit Entertainment regarding the portion of the story as it specifically refers to filming is as follows(released April 19): “This rumor is certainly NOT true. Please let your readers know.”
Official comment from Stephenie Meyer’s publisher regarding the portion of the story that refers to the lawsuit(release April 20):
“This story is false.”
Second official statement released by Summit April 20: There is absolutely no truth to the rumor about any interruption to the filming of NEW MOON. The production of the film has not been stalled or interrupted in any way and filming continues as planned. Additionally, after consulting with Stephenie Meyer and her publishers, speculation about any claims of plagiarism are also completely not true. This is a hoax, pure and simple. The internet for all of its assets can still be an easy breeding ground for such hoaxes and detractors, and we hope that people will not be duped so easily, and use appropriate diligence before perpetuating everything or anyone that claims to have information about the TWILIGHT franchise,” according to a Summit spokesperson. “
The origination of the story on the Max Dan Wiz site has now been removed.