Harry Potter Author Accused of Plagiarism
Posted on Thu Feb 18, 2010 02:50 PM PDT

jkrowling200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - J.K. Rowling is being accused of ripping off some of the work of British author Adrian Jacobs, who died back in 1997, according to the Associated Press.

In a lawsuit filed by Jacobs' estate on Wednesday, Rowling is listed as a defendant in the case against Bloomsbury Publishing PLC for alleged copyright infringement.

More specifically, Rowling's book Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is allegedly plagiarized from parts of Jacob's 1987 book, The Adventures of Willy the Wizard - No. 1 Livid Land.

Rowling has denied the allegation, saying “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. We will be applying to the Court immediately for a ruling that the claim is without merit and should therefore be dismissed without delay."