J.K. Rowling Wins Lawsuit Over 'The Cuckoo's Calling' Pseudonym Reveal
J.K. Rowling has scored a real victory in her lawsuit over a fake name.
The "Harry Potter" author has emerged triumphant in her complaint over the revelation that she had written the crime novel "The Cuckoo's Calling," the Toronto Sun reports.
Rowling had sued attorney Chris Gossage for breach of confidentiality, and also named Gossage's friend, Judith Callegari. Gossage accidentally revealed that Rowling was the author of the book to Callegari, who subsequently posted the information on her Twitter account.
Rowling wrote the book, published in April 2013, under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.
In lieu of damages, Rowling has accepted a "substantial donation" for The Soldiers' Charity, which gives "lifetime support to serving and retired soldiers to their families." Rowling has also donated worldwide royalties for a period of three years from "The Cuckoo's Calling" to the organization.
Executives at the Russells law firm, where Gossage works, were also ordered to pay Rowling's legal fees.