Rowling is suing for over $31k

Author J.K. Rowling has sued her former personal assistant for allegedly Harry Potter toys and more.

According to E! News, the lawsuit also claims the ex-assistant not only stole Harry Potter memorabilia but also helped herself to some cash too.

Amanda Donaldson, who worked for Rowling from February 2014 and April 2017 has denied the claims but Rowling, 53, says that Donaldson, 35, was fired in 2017 for gross misconduct after working for her for three years. 

Rowling alleges that Donaldson, who was in charge of Harry Potter memorabilia requests from fans, used a business credit card to make more than £10,000 ($17,000) in unauthorized payments and those payments include:

£1,636 ($2,145) at Starbucks

£3,629 ($4,758) at the cosmetic firm Molton Brown

 £1,200 ($1,573) to buy two cats

Rowling also claims in her lawsuit that Donaldson stole:

A motorized Hogwarts Express worth about £467 ($613)

A wizard collection worth £2231 ($2,926) 

A Tales of Beedle The Bard set worth £395 ($518)

£7,742 ($10,156)-worth of foreign money from a safe.

A spokeswoman for Ms Rowling told the BBC: "I can confirm JK Rowling has taken legal action against her former personal assistant, Amanda Donaldson, following her dismissal for gross misconduct involving a substantial breach of trust.

"As the case is not yet concluded we are not able to comment further and there won't be any comment from JK Rowling."