A few years ago, I was accused for plagiarism for my book, the Billion Dollar Girl. I haven't been active on Wattpad, and wasn't aware of this so I have not been able fight my case. The person in question who accused me saw the opportunity to do this because I was not active. This is the link to the blog:
Although all the blog posts of the person who claimed my book as theirs say they were posted in 2010, the timestamp in the URL say 2014, long after I posted my chapters, eg:
I am disappointed by the Wattpad moderators. I worked very hard writing the book. For someone to come out of the blue and just claim it as theirs, with absolutely no proof, and have my story pulled is demoralizing to say the least. Wattpad says they can't recover the original, but since I'm cleared for plagiarism I can repost it.
Now, on the subject of my real name - Sofia Kayes was a pen name. At the time, aged 13, I felt the need to pretend to be someone different - white, and 15. I am actually Asian, but at the time Wattpad was (and to a certain extent, still is) dominated by female, white authors, so I felt the need to hide my race. Now, aged 18, I realise how stupid I was - I am proud of my heritage and culture.
Thanks for sticking with me through the years, and following me despite accusations, you are the reason I wrote and the reason I want to come back.
- JoinedOctober 16, 2010
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