LONDON – "The Da Vinci Code" author Dan Brown defended himself Monday in Britain's High Court against accusations he took material for his blockbuster conspiracy thriller from a 1982 book about the Holy Grail.
Both books hinge on the theory that Jesus married Mary Magdalene and they had a child, and their blood line survives to this day.
Baigent and Leigh are suing Random House, which also published their book. Random House denies their claim.
Brown, Baigent and Leigh were all in court for the opening of the case.