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J.K. Rowling Shuts Down Another Harry Potter Rumor

Updated: Apr 20, 2015 10:51 AM ET | Originally published: Apr 13, 2015

J.K. Rowling shut down a rumor on Monday that she wanted Harry Potter to lose his virginity in the book, The Goblet of Fire.

A Twitter user posted a suggestion that Rowling had planned on adding in a sex scene in the second part of the book, but left it out after an editor complained it would bother parents. Rowling responded that she never wrote the scene, calling it "a load of cobblers." The Twitter message that appeared to start the rumor included an image attributed to a blog, but the owner of the blog later said the image was a fake and not associated with his site.

It's not the first time Rowling has responded to rumors from readers. Rowling is very active on social media, frequently answering her fans questions and making announcements about her future work.

She made TIME's 30 Most Influential People on the Internet list for 2015.

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