“Daily Mail” issues an apology to J.K. Rowling for libelous article
We posted back in January that J.K. Rowling was seeking unspecified damages from the Mail‘s publisher, Associated Newspapers, for publishing a libelous article about the author. Now, the British newspaper the Daily Mail has issued an apology to Potter author J.K. Rowling for the libellous article they posted in September 2013.
The article, which was titled “How J.K. Rowling’s sob story about her past as a single mother has left the churchgoers who cared for her upset and bewildered“, suggested that Rowling had made a knowingly false and inexcusable claim in an article for the charity Gingerbread that people at her church had stigmatised her and cruelly taunted her on a particular day.
The Daily Mail accepted that Rowling’s article did not include any false claims and apologized for any contrary suggestion. They have subsequently agreed to pay damages to Rowling, which she will be donating to charity after covering her legal costs.