Writer Resigns After Making Up Bob Dylan Quotes
Jonah Lehrer, writer for the New Yorker magazine and author of the Houghton Mifflin-published book, How Creativity Works, has admitted to making up quotes from Bob Dylan for the book which did "not exist."
"I told Mr. Moynihan [the journalist who exposed Lehrer] that [the quotes] were from archival interview footage provided to me by Dylan's representatives. This was a lie spoken in a moment of panic," the BBC quoted Lehrer as saying.
"The lies are over now. I understand the gravity of my position. I want to apologise to everyone I have let down, especially my editors and readers," he added.
Lehrer said he got the quotes from an unedited version of the Dylan Martin Scorsese-directed doc, No Direction Home. He now admits to have seen no such film.
In June, Lehrer was accused of copping material from the Wall Street Journal in one of his blog entries.
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