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Daily Mail pays author JK Rowling 'substantial damages' and apologises to her

Published on May 9, 2014 4:46 PM
 
The Daily Mail has printed an apology to author J.K. Rowling, saying it has agreed to pay her "substantial damages" over an article about her as a single mother, reports said. -- FILE PHOTO: JK ROWLING/ DEBRA HURFORD BROWN

LONDON - The Daily Mail has printed an apology to author J.K. Rowling, saying it has agreed to pay her "substantial damages" over an article about her as a single mother, reports said.

Rowling had sued the newspaper for libel last January after it ran the article suggesting that she told a false story that members of her church had taunted her for being a single mother on welfare during the time when she was raising her little daughter Jessica, now 20.

The Mail's report, published on Sept 27 last year was titled, "How JK's sob story about her single mother past surprised and confused the church members who cared for her."

It said Rowling had falsely accused fellow churchgoers of stigmatising her for being a single mother.

 
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