Quentin Tarantino, the chode of all chodes, is no stranger to plagiarism allegations. Good thing because his girlfriend, almost-award winning writer Lianne “Spiderbaby” MacDougall, is going to need a lot of help recovering from her own cheating scandal—over the weekend, she admitted plagiarizing from a host of different sources in her column for a horror fansite.
A relatively well-known writer and producer in the horror genre field (at least known enough to get a book deal with St. Martin’s Press), most of Spiderbaby's mainstream fame—until now—comes from being the girl who went on that yacht with Tarantino. (Here is the couple arriving at the Saturn Awards together last month.)
Word in the horror community regarding Spiderbaby’s alleged plagiarism spread rapidly last week, in the form of a tipster's email that reached us and several other outlets. Mike White at The Impossible Funky—famous for pointing out Tarantino’s habit of direct, unacknowledged homage to other films—received the email Friday and began investigating the claim that many film reviews from Spiderbaby’s FEARnet column (“Spiderbaby’s Terror Tapes”) were egregiously plagiarized. Sure enough, what he found was “pretty blatant.”
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