Courts Punish Lawyer Who Revealed J.K. Rowling's Secret


Courts Punish Lawyer Who Revealed J.K. Rowling's Secret

A single Tweet has resulted in a sweet monetary payout to the creator of the Harry Potter books.

Courts in London have awarded author J.K. Rowling an undisclosed sum after a lawyer revealed on-line that she had written another book under a pseudonym. Rowling plans to donate the money to a U.K. soldiers charity.

Earlier this month, the English press reported on a tip that Rowling had written the murder-mystery The Cuckoos calling under the pen name Robert Galbraith. The tip came from a Tweet that was later traced to the law firm that represents Rowling.

Rowling wasnt present Wednesday (July 31) for the hearing but a rep told the court the author felt betrayed, dismayed, and distressed by the revelation of her secret.