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JK Rowling Is A 'Core Participant' In Media Privacy Inquiry

First Posted: 09/14/11 02:03 PM ET Updated: 11/14/11 05:12 AM ET

JK Rowling has been named among the "core participants" in the Leveson Inquiry, the British government's inquiry in to the ethics and practices of the media, following the phone-hacking scandal at the newspaper The News of the World.

The "core participants" are 46 people who believe they "have been the victims of phone hacking or other invasions of privacy in the form of misreporting or unwanted (if not unethical) press intrusion." They, or lawyers acting for them, will present evidence to the parliamentary inquiry chaired by Lord Leveson.

Rowling, who is famously protective of her private life, pursued a legal battle against a British newspaper in 2008 related to the privacy of her children after the paper published photographs of her young son.

The list also features actors including Hugh Grant, current and former sports players, members of the British Parliament, the son of mass murderer Harold Shipman, and the families of murdered child Milly Dowler and missing child Madeline McCann.

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Filed by Andrew Losowsky  |