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The Secret is a Good Lawyer

The Secret Code

Director of ‘The Secret’ Files Copyright Lawsuit

Profits generated by popular product line subject of federal lawsuit

CHICAGO, April 28 /PRNewswire/ — “The Secret,” a motivational movie and book based on the “Law of Attraction,” has spawned a worldwide phenomenon of DVD and book sales. Now, “The Secret” has prompted a lawsuit from the film’s co-creator, Drew Heriot, who says he was denied profits from sales and is entitled to compensation. Attorneys for Mr. Heriot, who co-authored the screenplay and directed “The Secret” movie, filed the federal lawsuit last week in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Illinois/Eastern Division.

“To all who have been inspired by ‘The Secret,’ please know that I am not suing the universal principles of ‘The Secret'” says Mr. Heriot. “Rather, I am suing the corporate principals behind ‘The Secret,’ who promised at the outset that profits would be shared, and who have not kept faith with ‘The Secret’s’ tenets of gratitude and integrity.”

So, Mr. Heriot: a question, please. If you indeed did not get the money you feel is due you, is that because:

A) You weren’t thinking enough positive thoughts
B) The people denying you the money were thinking more positive thoughts about screwing you over than you were about getting said money
C) The magical elves were busy that day

Please show your work.




  • Amen about The Secret…

    The Secret is the latest and by far the worst example of a HIGHLY profitable trend where self-help gurus with fabricated new age titles and little relevant education, credentials or legitimate expertise brainwash us into believing that they know what is best for us, our marriages and our families.

    Often their only contribution to society is introducing some exotic sounding, new age philosophy. However, they often cleverly form an incestuous group of like-minded “experts” who cross-promote each other by swearing their success is due to following the beliefs of another member of their “cult!” All the while, they ply the airwaves jockeying for an ever-larger audience by appearing in the national media to garner third-party endorsements.

    The Self-Help Movement has become the Self-Destruct Movement by diminishing or destroying our critical thinking skills to choose and evolve on our own. We have given up the freedom to build healthy lives, marriages and families based on our unique history and life experience. Instead many victims, blinded to the value of their own life experiences, are attracted to the latest secret in self-help, in an attempt to find out what they should think, feel and how they should act… this is the definition of a cult.

    The solution is a return to our (common) senses! The best way out of this learned “self-helplessness” is to go cold turkey. Stop following ALL self-help gurus now. Begin, instead, to reclaim your natural, God-given ability to think for yourself. The common sense that was once readily available to all of us is still there free of charge and waiting to be applied to just about any challenge we might face in life… all you have to do is use it.

    Please, let’s all work together to stop the flock of “sheepeople” who blindly move from one UNPROVEN concept to the next, looking for the answers to life’s challenges that you already possess and that is the OBVIOUS!

  • John: Well said. We shan’t split hairs, so let’s otherwise just agree to disagree on the “God-given” portion of your well-written rant. :)