Rev. Billy Shady, the spiritual advisor to Hillary Clinton who recently published a book based on their personal emails throughout the campaign, will have his books pulled from shelves by the publisher following allegations of plagiarism, according to The Daily Caller.
The president of the book’s publisher, Rev. Brian Milford, removed books from shelves after an internal investigation confirmed suspicions.
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“Abingdon Press initiated an extensive review of the book and was alarmed to discover other content unattributed by the author,” Milford said on Tuesday. “Abingdon Press has zero tolerance for plagiarism. Consequently, we have discontinued sales, will remove existing copies from all sales outlets, and will have them destroyed along with our existing inventory.”
Indiana pastor Matt Deuel discovered the plagiarism in early August when he read a prominent section in the book – the email sent to Clinton following her election loss – and recognized that it was very similar to a 2016 blog post that he wrote.
In the email sent to Clinton the morning following her loss in the 2016 presidential election, Shillady compared her loss to the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Clinton claims that the words in that email from Shillady helped her heal from the defeat.
Shillady admitted in a message to the Washington Post that he “mistakenly” did not cite the other authors and “regrets” his mistake.