London—Level-headed billionaire “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling was reportedly so upset over an article that appeared in the Times of London last fall calling her “litigious” that she has filed a lawsuit to prove what an outlandish lie that article was.
“It’s patently ridiculous, hurtful and infuriating that any article would insinuate or out-and-out state that I am litigious,” Rowling said through a spokesman. “It’s ludicrous. It’s slander is what it is, and I won’t stand for it.”
Suit was filed in London court yesterday seeking an undisclosed sum from the paper as well as the writer of the article and the newspaper deliveryman who delivered the paper to Rowling’s doorstep. It is unclear if the deliveryman has legal counsel at this point.
The article, published Nov. 31st of last year, mentioned in passing that Rowling had been involved in a number of copyright lawsuits as well as injunctions revolving around the “Harry Potter” books. The single mention of the word “litigious” midway through the article has apparently drawn the ire of Rowling and her supporters.