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Daily Mail Pays Damages To JK Rowling

Posted at 8:06AM Thursday 08 May 2014

The Daily Mail has printed an apology to author JK Rowling and paid "substantial damages" over an article about her time as a single mother.

Rowling sued the newspaper for libel in January over the piece which suggested she had told a false "sob story" about being stigmatised by churchgoers.

The Daily Mail said it accepted the author had not made any false claims and apologised for the suggestion.

It added Rowling was donating the unspecified damages to charity.

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