Famous author JK Rowling claims that her PA, Amanda Donaldson had used a work Credit Card which was given so she could cover expenses of her role to spend lavishly on candles, makeup and Starbucks Coffee.
The legal papers state that Amanda Donaldson is accused of spending wildly, whilst also stealing Harry Potter memorabilia to a total of £23,696.32.
- £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.
We’ve done a quick count up and with an average “standard” Starbucks Coffee costing around £5.oo, this would mean Amanda has bought more than 327 cups of coffee at Starbucks on a work credit card. I know Millennial’s are meant to spend too much of Starbucks and Avocado’s but this is taking the mickey now.
It’s also stated that two cats were bought for a total of £1,200, yes that’s right two cats at £600 each. I checked with HMRC and you cannot claim VAT back on cats.
The story get’s weirder as apparently over £7,000 of foreign money has gone missing, we assume this is Scottish Money.
Ms Donaldson has denied the claims and said Ms Rowling had “not suffered any loss and is not entitled to damages” from her.
A spokeswoman for Ms Rowling said: “I can confirm JK 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 JK Rowling.”
Ms Donaldson was unavailable for comment.
The case before Sheriff Derek O’Carroll is due back in court later this year.