Recent JKR Edinburgh House Purchase Reports False


Jan 21, 2010

Posted by EdwardTLC

Over the past few days, reports have been circulating across various news outlets regarding Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling purchasing an Edinburgh house after viewing only two rooms, and after offering the current owners a sum of money to vacate in time for a Christmas party. Leaky has received word today directly from legal representatives of J. K. Rowling confirming these allegations to be FALSE.
The press release reads:

There have been a number of false reports published today concerning a recent property purchase by Harry Potter author JK Rowling. Usually Ms Rowling chooses not comment in any detail on allegations concerning private, family and home life.

Despite Ms Rowling’s stance on private matters, she feels that she has little choice but to comment on the false allegations circulating today in an attempt to quash them before they are spread any further. Therefore, allegations that Ms Rowling offered £300,000 on top of the purchase price in order for the seller to vacate the property within two weeks so that she could hold a Christmas Party, and, that Ms Rowling viewed only 2 rooms in the property before deciding to purchase it are all absolutely false.

Ms Rowling has asked her lawyers to write to the publishers concerned.

47 Responses to Recent JKR Edinburgh House Purchase Reports False

Avatar ImagewayneNtampa says: Um... little late for a Christmas partyAvatar Imagemew5645 says: You are so right !!!Avatar ImageNumeroUnoFan says: yeah dude leave jo alone she is the greatestAvatar ImageFifi says: Ummm...are you sure it was a Christmas Party? Seriously, sometimes I wonder why people even spread these rumours when they're sure not to be true!Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: How goofy is THAT???Avatar Imageda_member0808 says: Seriously?... Isn't it a bit late for a Christmas party? Avatar ImageBoyWithALightningScar says: That's a very lame rumor, JKR is still right to put them back in their place.Avatar Imagebettb says: Yeah, the work of people with little to do... who even cares what house she wants to buy? None of our business. And, as ravenseeker said, not even very juicy! I mean, if you are going to make up stories, make up good ones. With evil dark lords and blood protection and thestrals and cool stuff like that. :-)Avatar ImagePollytomat says: Poor Jo! People should give her calmness and tranquillite and let her write her new book without any obstacles! She is the best!!Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Ok, thats a little weird...Avatar ImageHermioneandthehouseelves says: i was sure it wasn't true! although i'd still love her even if it was!!Avatar ImageDawna says: Some people just make things up for no reason.Avatar Imagephoenixortheflame says: That's so weird...Avatar Imagephoenixortheflame says: That's so weird...Avatar Imagenealiezealbie says: geez who comes up with this stuff?? like, "hey, i know what i'll do today! i'll make up a story that jkr is buying a house in a super weird and shrewd way so that she looks really dumb. yeah, that sounds really fantastic."Avatar ImageVeronicaRiddle says: what kind a person makes something like this up? its really dumb.Avatar Imagemolly43 says: Karen Carpenter sang "I can take all the badness the world has to give but I won't last a day without you". "You being first of all you husband, children, best friends and then your many Harry Potter admirers. You have so many of us on your side that these rumors even if they were true are so minute that it's not worth even a sigh. If it were true we wouldn't care. It's your money to spend as you please. I think you should grab a funny movie with you family, and forget about rumors.Avatar Imagesunlitdays says: haha they shall rue the day when the PO the best writer of all time :DAvatar Imagemoglet says: You have to wonder why anyone wants to make up this sort of stuff, I can only assume that they have rather unfulfilled lives.Avatar ImageEnricoDc says: You bought a new house or not, You still the #1 and Best Author for me. Avatar ImageNot Slytherin says: People can be so ridiculous. I'm sure they're just jealous of Jo's success, and that makes them think it would be fun to spread lies about her to make her look power-hungry or something. It's like, get over it! And if she did want to buy a house and rush the transaction, who cares? It's not wrong. (If somebody offered me 300,000 pounds over the selling price of my house, I'd be so outta there!!!)Avatar Imageravenseeker says: That doesn't seem like very juicy gossip.Avatar ImageToNkS_rip says: shes the best 2 me, i dont care what house she buys and if she does.Avatar ImageElb says: I think it's her choice, what to do with her money. And what ever will happen she will always be the person, who wrote this amazing Harry Potter books.Avatar ImageKC Nox says: poor jo! People need to leave her alone, and who cares even if she had bought the house. Avatar ImageMr. Brightside says: Lol, Christmas Party? Seriously?Avatar Imagemammadilivia says: ...too many people who have time to lose...Avatar Imagealicia00 says: all man way to many people have time to start roomers about peopleAvatar ImageCatherine says: oh thank god! ive been tired of reading and rereading head lines that diss Jo about doing this! and i knew them to be false, and left thousands (exageration)of scolding comments about leaving Jo alone! looks like my job here is done! Avatar ImageCatherine says: plus its a private matter if she buys a house or not. if she moved, she'd still be Jo and we'd still love her. people at magazine's have to much time to kill and overactive imaginations (in a bad way--cuz Jo has a perfectly wonderful over active imagination!)Avatar Imagehewy says: Of course it's false! Jo would never be that rude (to ask someone to move out quickly) or wasteful with money (regardless of how much she has or does not have.) She is a class act and what ever she does is her own business, these people have nothing better to do with their spare time than make up nonsense. They should try donating some of that time to a charity.Avatar ImageRavenclaw98 says: wow werid!Avatar ImageHermioneandthehouseelves says: i was sure it wasn't true! although i'd still love her even if it was!!Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: That's a stupid rumor... Jo doesn't seem like that kinda person. That's awful that she has to deal with all that nonsense.Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: What an absurd report to contrive. Surely tabloids could come up with something more fascinating and ridiculous for us to take incredulously than this.Avatar ImageScylla says: I hate people who start things like that... Poor Jo.Avatar Imageclever-ravenclaw says: i dont know what we would do without her I mean JK rowling is a genius....Avatar ImageKami Malfoy says: People that make up these rumors are obviously nasty, vicious, small people that are jealous of J.K. Rowling's success. She worked incredibly hard for what she has created and ought to be allowed to enjoy the fruit of her labor without having defend herself from such petty nonsense.Avatar ImageKami Malfoy says: People ought to respect Jo's wishes and grant her some privacy, particularly in regard to her family and personal decisions. It really isn't anyone's business what she pays for a new home. Frankly, I couldn't care less about that sort of thing. I'd much rather hear news about the charities she is promoting or any other projects she is working on!Avatar ImageWant to be a Weasley says: She deserves to keep her private life, private. I wish people would let her live her life! Avatar Imagekatherine102678 says: Wow...if the papers are reporting this it must be a slow news day. Not to sound mean, but come on, whether or not she purchases a new place or asks people to vacate soon isn't newsworthy to me. I could be wrong, but that is my opinion.Avatar ImageKami Malfoy says: Seriously, if this stupid rumor is what passes for news these days, well it's no wonder circulation is down.Avatar ImageTheRealSlytherinHeir says: Why would someone start a rumor like that?? The drivel some people will believe....Avatar ImageLoveTomRiddle says: Christmas Party? Uhhh...hello? This is already late January not December.Avatar ImageSmitch says: Ah, well. The tabs will prevail. Avatar Imagejenfeltbeat says: haha what idiot comes up with these rumors? they obviously have no life if all they can do is say she wanted a house vacated for a christmas party a month after christmas...lame or what...they obviously dont have much of a brain either if that is the best they could do. Avatar ImageNyssaM says: please like any real potter fan (and leaky reader for that matter- we all are incredible intellegent XD) would believe such crap stupid tabloids

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