Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Top News

J.K. Rowling sues Daily Mail

See also

J.K. Rowling, the famous “Harry Potter” author, is suing the Daily Mail regarding a story the web site published about her, according to the Huffington Post on Friday. J.K. Rowling is suing over a piece the Daily Mail published about her challenges as a single mother.

Rowling is suing Associated Newspapers, the publisher of the web site, for publishing the article entitled “How JK Rowling’s sob story about her past as a single mother has left the churchgoers who cared for her upset and bewildered” which first appeared in September of 2013. Rowling claims that some of the information in the article is false.

Rowling argues that the piece in the Daily Mail falsely and inexcusably accused her fellow-churchgoers of behaving in a bigoted, unchristian manner towards her, of stigmatizing her and cruelly taunting her for being a single mother. The famed writer insists that she never complained about her treatment by the members of her church. She asserts that the article is misleading and unfair.

The court documents claim that there was no basis in fact for the central premise of the article, and was contrary to basic standards of fair and responsible journalism.

According to the report, the Daily Mail piece was based on a parenting web site’s article written by Rowing. On the Gingerbread web site she wrote an article, “I am prouder of my years as a single mother than any other part of my life.”

The Daily Mail article has been removed from the web site, but was also published in print.



  • Mt. Everest avalanche
    Disaster strikes Mt. Everest as at least 12 people were killed in an avalanche
    Watch Video
  • Most Earthlike planet discovered
    The Kepler telescope has discovered the most Earthlike, possibly habitable planet yet
    Space News
  • Easter crosses create debate
    Easter crosses spark a debate of separation of church and state in Ohio
  • Chelsea Clinton is preggers
    Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton is pregnant with her first child
  • Stanley Cup playoffs
    The battle for Lord Stanley's Cup is on, don't miss a minute of playoff action
  • Ukraine discussed amongst U.S., E.U., Russia
    The U.S., E.U. and Russia agree on ways to diffuse the tension in Ukraine
    Watch Video

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about and apply today!