Law firm pays for revealing JK Rowling pseudonym

JK Rowling was said to be "very angry" after her pseudonym had been leaked by Russells. Credit: David Cheskin/PA Wire

JK Rowling has received a substantial payout at London's High Court from a law firm which breached her confidentiality by revealing she was writing under a pseudonym.

The Harry Potter author has donated the money to charity.

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JK Rowling pseudonym payout

JK Rowling has received a substantial payout at the High Court from a law firm that breached her confidentiality by revealing she was writing under a pseudonym. The Harry Potter author has donated the money to charity.