Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Update: Confirmed Additional Plagarism Found

Just when you thought Tiffanie Rushton couldn't stoop any lower a new development comes to light. It has been confirmed that Ms. Rushton plagiarized the prologue of her first book Hasty Resolution from the account of a wounded combat veteran. I have a deep love and respect for the men and women who serve in our military. To steal his extremely personal account and use in her "smutty" novel is both unethical and extremely immoral.

Ms. Rushton has proven she is unable to make good choices, she shows no remorse for what she’s done. Even after been caught and served in the case against Rachel Nunes, she still planned on republishing Hasty Resolutions, claiming it was 100% her own, when we now know it was just another plagiarized story. This shows to me that once things are settled with Rachel she will continue with her criminal behavior. She is continually showing a lack of conscience.

Image taken day Tiffanie Rushton was served in the Nunes vs Rushton case. Provided by www.johndopp.com
Another example is from an interview she did with a blogger. When asked where she comes up with her ideas she said “real-life experiences” which would imply she meant her own real-life experiences, the reality is she steals her ideas from other people. She likes to take the easy way, instead of writing her own story she steals from others. Instead of getting honest reviews, she creates multiple sock-puppets and gives herself five star ratings. Instead of admitting what she did was wrong she attacks her accuser.
Q: Where do you get your book plot ideas from? What/Who is your inspiration? A: Real-life experiences. — Interview with Tiffanie Rushton, writing as Sam Taylor Mullens
I am glad Rachel is taking a stand and fighting against this blatant criminal. I hope that the war veteran Chase Weston will also seek legal action. Let me be clear, this should be handled in a legal way and as much as I dislike what Rushton has done, I would not want anyone to stoop to her level of bullying.

If you want to show your support for Rachel and Chase and to protect every other author out there, you can do so by doing one of the following:

*Share Rachel’s story.

*Donate to and share Rachel’s fundraiser.

*Purchase the Unseen: United! speculative fiction box set or one of the other anthologies that will soon be published.

Tiffanie Rushton currently teaches third grade. As a mother for four young kids I would not want her teaching my children. She has proven to be a thief, bully, dishonest and shows intent to continue her criminal behavior. I sincerely hope her school and district conduct an investigation into this matter.

John has written an excellent article about this newest development. It includes excerpts from both Hasty Resolutions and Chase’s personal story.

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