The former husband of Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling had admitted that he did slap her as the writer claimed -- and he says he's not sorry for doing it.
Rowling made the claims about Jorge Arantes in a recent essay. Speaking to the son, Arantes said: "I slapped Joanne — but there was not sustained abuse. I'm not sorry for slapping her."
He continued, "Yes. It is true I slapped her. But I didn't abuse her."
Rowling wrote, "I managed to escape my first violent marriage with some difficulty, but I'm now married to a truly good and principled man, safe and secure in ways I never in a million years expected to be."
She continued, "However, the scars left by violence and sexual assault don't disappear, no matter how loved you are, and no matter how much money you've made."
Despite the allegations, Arantes still denies being abusive towards her and says he has not read the essay.
"I don't care about it. What she says is up to her. It's her responsibility, not mine. There was not sustained abuse," he said.