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J.K. Rowling Settles Lawsuit With Pseudonym-Spilling Muggles

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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!!!

[Image via Mavrix Online.]

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4 comments to “J.K. Rowling Settles Lawsuit With Pseudonym-Spilling Muggles”

  1. 1

    Poit being that they breached a confidentiality agreement - at least the attorney did! She wrote that book under a nom de plum most likely to have that book judges on its own merits and NOT have people buy it for the mere fact that she wrote it! She will never know if people liked ot for the writing style and subject, or if they only had interest in it because it was associated with her name. Even well established authors want confirmation their writing is good - especially when it is a different genre of writing.

  2. 2

    If $$$S were her main concern she would have published it under JK Rowling!

  3. MB says – reply to this


    She's a hot woman. Nice feet (I just looked them up on wiki feet). Never read her books, but the title of the story made me go "what the fuck is a fucking "muggle"

    You might as well have titled it "blar blosk rawl ca…."

  4. Dan says – reply to this


    Well, the book wasn't really selling under the nom de plum, so she paid her attorney to leak that it was a J.K Rowling book, and then it shot to the best seller list. By "settling the lawsuit" that means she paid the attorney who leaked the news for making the book a best seller.