From the BBC:
Harry Potter creator JK Rowling has accepted a substantial charity donation from the law firm that revealed she was writing under a pseudonym.
The writer brought a legal action against Chris Gossage, a partner at Russells Solicitors, and his friend, Judith Callegari.
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Rowling’s solicitor told Mr Justice Tugendhat that Russells had contacted the writer’s agent after the story was published, revealing it was Mr Gossage who had divulged the confidential information to Ms Callegari.
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Mr Gossage, Ms Callegari and Russells all apologised and the firm agreed to pay the author’s legal costs.
It also agreed to make a payment, by way of damages, to The Soldiers’ Charity, formerly known as the Army Benevolent Fund.
Rowling explained that she was donating the money “partly as a thank you to the army people” who helped her with research.
“But also because writing a hero who is a veteran has given me an even greater appreciation and understanding of exactly how much this charity does for ex-servicemen and their families, and how much that support is needed,” she said.
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Rowling said she would be donating all the royalties for the book to The Soldiers’ Charity.
Link to the rest at BBC and thanks to Brendan for the tip.
PG says Rowling has turned a difficult experience into a public relations triumph. Instead of acting like a victimized celebrity and orchesrating a lengthy public vendetta against those who have wronged her, she demonstrates benevolence and generosity.