J. K. Rowling Hounded by Press

Making one of the most popular movie and book franchises in the world doesn’t come without a price, apparently. Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling told the Leveson Inquiry that she was harassed by the paparazzi after the birth of her children. In her testimony at the phone-hacking hearings, Rowling said that she was unable to go outside without being photographed, had a note slipped in her 5-year-old’s backpack, had a manuscript stolen (which mysteriously ended up with The Sun newspaper, a News Corp. paper currently under investigation for phone hacking), and fought a Daily Express story that said she based an evil character on her ex-husband. The government inquiry is investigating ethics practices of the British press. Earlier, actress Sienna Miller said she was “terrified” by the press.