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J.K. Rowling Sues Former Assistant for Stealing from Her and Buying a Crapload of Candles

Who would steal from J.K. Rowling, the Queen of the Wizarding World and Twitter Goddess Extraordinaire?

Well, apparently this jackass Amanda Donaldson did. According to BBC, Donaldson worked for Rowling as her personal assistant from 2014 to 2017. She was terminated for gross misconduct. According to the claim, Donaldson used her business card for several shopping sprees, spending about £24,000 (roughly $31,000) of Rowling’s money. Additionally, Rowling has accused Donaldson of stealing several hundred pounds worth of Harry Potter merchandise. The BBC reported where all that spending took place:

£823 at Bibi Bakery
£1,482 at luxury candle company Jo Malone
£3,629 in cosmetic firm Molton Brown
£2,139 in card shop Paper Tiger
£1,636 in Starbucks.

Honestly, I’m stunned about all the places where Donaldson was squandering this money. How do you manage to spend the equivalent of $1,900 on fucking candles? This woman’s home must smell like twenty-five Bloomingdale’s perfume counters stuffed into a 412 square foot studio. And $2,100 at Starbucks? Another $4,700 in cosmetics? And seriously, $2,700 at a card shop? This has to be the most basic bitch embezzlement spree I’ve ever seen.

And this cretin has the nerve to claim that Rowling, “had not suffered any loss and is not entitled to damages.”

It’s true that $31k probably isn’t much money compared to Rowling’s billions. Rowling is incredibly wealthy, but that doesn’t mean she deserves to be robbed. She’s also known for being incredibly generous with her time and money to numerous charitable causes, as evidenced here:

That money would have (and probably will once she’s been awarded the damages) gone to one of her many philanthropic causes. I think it’s safe to say that stealing from J.K. Rowling makes you among the worst scumbags.

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