Proceedings at The Old Bailey ended in complete disarray today as the long-awaited charges brought by The Nazgul against The Dementors for plagiarism was heard.
Opening the case on behalf of his clients, The Nine Ringwraiths, Mr Sylvester Ryan accused The Dementors of ‘the blatant and wholesale ripping-off of the stylings and modus operandi of his clients, with little or no attempt made to disguise their origins.’
Defending, Cynthia Browne QC, suggested that the similarity was nothing more than pure coincidence. There then followed a complex legal augment between both teams of barristers.
Matters came to head leading to proceedings being adjourned pending further investigations, after corroborating witnesses Sméagol and Dobby were called on each side closely followed by the wizard Gandalf and Professor Albus Dumbledore.
Announcing the adjournment presiding Judge, Mr Justice Guthrie Featherstone, said: ‘Whereas I regard myself as more than capable of weighing up the evidence brought before me even in the most complex of disputes, I have to say that in this instance I simply cannot tell which side is which. It’s as if you are all appearing in the same story.’
Nazgul creator JRR Tolkien was not available for comment but JK Rowling, in whose books the Dementors feature said: ‘There is no plagiarism here. This case is a travesty and should never have come to court. Albus Dumbledore is a kind, wise and avuncular headmaster of Hogwarts School, whereas everyone knows Gandalf is the lead singer with The Boomtown Rats.’