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Recent JKR Edinburgh House Purchase Reports False

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: Edward
January 21, 2010, 12:45 PM

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. 

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47 Comments

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1317 Points

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.

Posted by hewy on January 22, 2010, 08:20 AM report to moderator
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2525 Points

wow werid!

Posted by The Nerd on January 22, 2010, 09:41 AM report to moderator
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i was sure it wasn’t true! although i’d still love her even if it was!!

Posted by Hermione and the House Elves on January 22, 2010, 09:55 AM report to moderator
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3271 Points

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.

Posted by Half-Blood Princess66[ROAR!] on January 22, 2010, 12:07 PM report to moderator
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3048 Points

What an absurd report to contrive. Surely tabloids could come up with something more fascinating and ridiculous for us to take incredulously than this.

Posted by Kirk on January 22, 2010, 01:28 PM report to moderator
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264 Points

I hate people who start things like that… Poor Jo.

Posted by Scylla on January 22, 2010, 03:12 PM report to moderator
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270 Points

i dont know what we would do without her
I mean
JK rowling
is a genius….

Posted by clever-ravenclaw=] on January 22, 2010, 03:28 PM report to moderator
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866 Points

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.

Posted by Kami Malfoy on January 22, 2010, 06:17 PM report to moderator
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866 Points

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!

Posted by Kami Malfoy on January 22, 2010, 06:24 PM report to moderator
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3740 Points

She deserves to keep her private life, private. I wish people would let her live her life!

Posted by Want to be a Weasley on January 23, 2010, 12:05 AM report to moderator
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4565 Points

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.

Posted by Ron&Hermione-4-ever [ROAR] on January 23, 2010, 06:31 AM report to moderator
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866 Points

Seriously, if this stupid rumor is what passes for news these days, well it’s no wonder circulation is down.

Posted by Kami Malfoy on January 23, 2010, 11:12 PM report to moderator
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3019 Points

Why would someone start a rumor like that?? The drivel some people will believe….

Posted by Slytherins do it better on January 24, 2010, 03:12 AM report to moderator
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12348 Points

Christmas Party? Uhhh…hello? This is already late January not December.

Posted by LoveTomRiddle [ROAR] on January 24, 2010, 03:23 AM report to moderator
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4481 Points

Ah, well. The tabs will prevail.

Posted by Smitch on January 24, 2010, 05:27 AM report to moderator
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