Donaldson was fired for gross misconduct after allegedly misusing the business credit card given to her to make purchases related to business or personal affairs.…
Donaldson was fired for gross misconduct after allegedly misusing the business credit card given to her to make purchases related to business or personal affairs. In the report, Donaldson was accused of making a number of unauthorized purchases, including £1,636 ($2,145) at Starbucks, £3,629 ($4,758) at the cosmetic firm Molton Brown, and £1,200 ($1,573) to buy two cats.
The final claim which Rowling made is that Donaldson stole £7,742 ($10,156)-worth of foreign money from a safe.
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A representative for the author confirmed the lawsuit, reported the BBC.
“I can confirm J. K. Rowling has taken legal action against her former personal assistant, Amanda Donaldson, following her dismissal for gross misconduct involving a substantial breach of trust. As the case is not yet concluded we are not able to comment further and there won’t be any comment from J. K. Rowling.”
The case will proceed in front of Sheriff Derek O’Carroll later this year — but it’s not the only reason that Rowling is making headlines of late.
The author spoke out on Thursday against the White House’s suspension of CNN’s Jim Acosta. Acosta’s suspension came after a heated argument between him and Donald Trump — during a news conference on Wednesday — led to an altercation between Acosta and a White House intern, reported TIME.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted about the incident, writing, “We stand by our decision to revoke this individual’s hard pass. We will not tolerate the inappropriate behavior clearly documented in this video.”
“‘And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed — if all records told the same tale — then the lie passed into history and became truth.’”
‘And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed—if all records told the same tale—then the lie passed into history and became truth.’ — George Orwell, 1984 https://t.co/SKTAnM3BNP
— J. K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) November 8,2018