I Sued Ghislaine Maxwell’s Dad, Robert, In 1983 & Won.

by Anura Guruge

Click to ENLARGE & view here. From the U.K. “Daily Mail” my daily paper (during most of my life).

One of my small claims to fame. It was said that trying to sue ‘Robert Maxwell‘ was folly. That he never settled & that he would bankrupt you with legal maneuvers. Well, he settled!

OK. To be pedantic, I sued his private publishing company ‘Pergamon Press‘ rather than he, himself. But, as far as all of us were concerned we were suing Robert ‘bloody’ Maxwell.

It was for copyright violation. He tried to steal the copyright to my first (& most successful (& thus, famous)) book, ‘SNA: Theory & Practice‘. Folks told me it was minor. That it did not affect my royalties or my authorship. Heck, NO. I wrote it. I wanted my copyright.

This was in my heyday. I hired the BEST Queen’s Counsels (QC) I could find in London. It wasn’t cheap, BUT it was worth it. I was so mad.

It didn’t go to court. They settled in a few days, once the QC wrote to them. They caved in. They didn’t have a leg to stand on.

Bloody Maxwell.

To be FAIR, his company ‘Pergamon Press’ was the making of I. If not for them, I would not be here. But, that didn’t give them the right to try & steal what was mine. Something very dear to I.

Bolstered by that victory, I went after two other entities for copyright violations. Won those too. SMILE. 3-0 when it comes to copyright & I.

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