JK Rowling lawyers in charity payout over pseudonym leak
LONDON (AFP) - Harry Potter author JK Rowling on Wednesday accepted a "substantial" donation to charity from the law firm which leaked the fact she had written a crime novel under a pseudonym.
Russells, which specialises in entertainment law, will pay damages to a charity supporting soldiers after admitting exposing her as the author of "The Cuckoo's Calling", published under the name Robert Galbraith.
The multi-millionaire author had brought proceedings at London's High Court against Chris Gossage, a partner at the law firm, and his friend Judith Callegari after a Sunday Times article revealed the secret.
Russells admitted that Mr Gossage had told Ms Callegari about Rowling's authorship, and she in turn had passed the information to a Sunday Times journalist in a Twitter exchange.