This is really sad to hear.
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J.K. Rowling settled her lawsuit this week against British lawyer Chris Gossage, a partner in J.K.'s law firm, Russells, and his friend Judith Callegari — who were the admitted culprits behind the revelation earlier this month that mystery author Robert Galbraith is actually a pseudonym for J.K..
J.K.’s (new?) lawyer, Jenny Afia, said the incident with Chris and Judith has left Jo Jo “dismayed and distressed by such a fundamental betrayal of trust.”
We don’t know if Jenny also mentioned their loose lips sent Galbraith’s The Cuckoo’s Calling to the best-seller list.
Not that success excuses breaches of confidentiality in any way! But we’re just sayin’!
Chris, Judith, and Russells apologized to Jo, and the author was awarded an undisclosed amount of damages, which she is donating to The Soldiers’ Charity.
Whether J.K. Rowling or Robert Galbraith will get the credit for the donation, we don’t know. LOLz!!!
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