The Harry Potter creator sued bosses at Daily Mail's parent company Associated Newspapers last year (14) over a story written in 2013, titled, 'How J.K. Rowling's sob story about her past as a single mother has left the churchgoers who cared for her upset and bewildered'.

The feature followed an article she had written for a single parents' website, in which she recounted an isolated incident when she felt stigmatised by a woman at a local church for being an unmarried mother.

Rowling claimed the piece had damaged her reputation and was "misleading and unfair", and a London judge ruled in her favour last year (14), granting her an apology from the Mail and substantial damages.

However, the legal fight continued as Associated Newspapers' lawyers sought to have parts of a statement Rowling had prepared to read in court banned.

Officials at the Court of Appeal in London dismissed the objections last week (15May15), and on Thursday (21May15), Rowling's solicitor was allowed to read the full statement in court.

He said, "She (Rowling) now considers that she has been fully vindicated, her reputation has been restored and accordingly is happy to bring these proceedings to a close."

Rowling donated the damages she won to charity.