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J.K. Rowlings Defends Against Plagarism Claims

The acclaimed "Harry Potter" series author, J.K. Rowling, was accused for plagiarism again. Rowling and her Bloomsbury Publisher are presently being sued by the estate of Adrian Jacobs. The estate claims Rowling based the massively popular "Harry Potter" series on "The Adventures of Willy the Wizard: No. 1 Livid Land" a children's book written by Adrian Jacobs. Jacobs' book includes the magic similar to Rowling's Harry Potter series with "wizard prisons, schools and hospitals."

This is the second lawsuit since 2004 that has been filed against Rowling for plagiarism.

Rowling defends her craft with this: "I am saddened that yet another claim has been made that I have taken material from another source to write Harry...The fact is, I had never heard of the author or the book before the first accusation by those connected to the author's estate in 2004; I have certainly never read the book." She went on to say "The claims that are made are not only unfounded but absurd and I am disappointed that I, and my U.K. publisher Bloomsbury, are put in a position to have to defend ourselves."

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