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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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45 Points

Um… little late for a Christmas party

Posted by wayneNtampa on January 21, 2010, 01:34 PM report to moderator
1481 Points

You are so right !!!

Posted by Mew5645 on January 21, 2010, 01:40 PM report to moderator
3777 Points

yeah dude leave jo alone she is the greatest

Posted by ZachBlack [ROAR] on January 21, 2010, 02:09 PM report to moderator
4056 Points

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!

Posted by fifi ~::~ ıɟıɟ {WBM!} {ITC!} on January 21, 2010, 03:52 PM report to moderator
80450 Points

How goofy is THAT???

Posted by Won_Two on January 21, 2010, 04:27 PM report to moderator
1408 Points

Seriously?… Isn’t it a bit late for a Christmas party?

Posted by da_member0808 on January 21, 2010, 04:30 PM report to moderator
4608 Points

That’s a very lame rumor, JKR is still right to put them back in their place.

Posted by Boy With A Lightning Scar on January 21, 2010, 04:31 PM report to moderator
738 Points

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. :-)

Posted by bettb [ITC!] on January 21, 2010, 04:32 PM report to moderator
1373 Points

Poor Jo! People should give her calmness and tranquillite and let her write her new book without any obstacles! She is the best!!

Posted by Pollytomat on January 21, 2010, 04:48 PM report to moderator
4852 Points

Ok, thats a little weird…

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on January 21, 2010, 05:10 PM report to moderator

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 21, 2010, 05:51 PM report to moderator
606 Points

Some people just make things up for no reason.

Posted by Dawna on January 21, 2010, 07:27 PM report to moderator
180 Points

That’s so weird…

Posted by phoenixortheflame on January 21, 2010, 07:41 PM report to moderator
180 Points

That’s so weird…

Posted by phoenixortheflame on January 21, 2010, 07:51 PM report to moderator
1599 Points

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.”

Posted by Nealie Zealbie on January 21, 2010, 08:26 PM report to moderator
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