JK Rowling exposes her abusive ex-husband on her podcast.

Unlike her character, the life of the creator of the magical world of Harry Potter was not full of fantastical adventures; for years JK Rowling He lived in the midst of controversy, despite the millions of dollars he amassed from the success of his famous saga. At the end of February 2023, her ex-husband, Jorge Arantes He said he himself helped the British author create the world of the famous magician.

This statement comes after one of the statements of Rowling on his podcast The Witch Trials by JK Rowling. On the show, he assured that arantes he took away the unpublished manuscript of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” to keep her under control. The response from his ex-spouse was not long in coming, assured the man from his residence in Portugal that everything the author says is a lie.

Former Portuguese television journalist Jorge Arantes has taken the pages of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone hostage during the breakdown of his marriage. She feared that he would “burn the pages”, and began to secretly photocopy them to protect them in case of loss”, excerpt from The Witch Trials by JK Rowling.

JK Rowling and Jorge Arantes on their wedding day.
JK Rowling and Jorge Arantes on their wedding day.

During the interview with a British tabloid, arantes said his ex-wife’s statements about the alleged “removal” from the first book of Harry Potter were due to a delirium of Rowling after three years of confinement due to covid. At the same time, he said he was surprised to find out what was being said about him in the author’s podcast.

“The first book was fascinating; the writing was magnificent, and I always liked it because we shared a passion for literature, and more particularly for children’s literature. The project consisted of seven books, and I was very involved in the first one, and she knows it, because she started writing it when we were together,” Jorge Arantes said in an interview with the Daily mail.

Rowling there arantes They got married in 1992. As a result of this relationship, they had a daughter, Jessica Isabel Rowling Arantes, who is known to have no relationship or closeness to his father. the author of “Live life well” He has shared over the years that he had to move away from Portuguese to be an unfaithful, alcoholic and violent man.

"Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" It was released on June 26, 1997 and made into a film in 2001.
“Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” was released on June 26, 1997 and made into a film in 2001.

“The marriage had become very violent and very controlling. I searched my bag every time I came home. I didn’t have a key for my own front door as he has to control the front door. And I think he’s not a stupid person. I think he knew, or suspected, that he was going to try to run again.” JK Rowling.

On his podcast, he also shared that from that breakout episode, arantes He got very violent saying “You can go, but you’re not going to take Jessica, I’m going to keep her, I’m going to hide her”. As a result of this discussion, she was lying in the street, and that’s when she decided to report him and take her daughter away from him.

she separated from arantes 30 years ago (1993). Rowling shared that despite those tense moments, the story continued to grow. But for the time the author did not imagine all that Potter would stand for a generation; The manuscript was of vital importance to his career and revealed, “That’s what I really prioritized to save. The only thing I prioritized beyond that, obviously, was my daughter.”.

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