Emma Watson Bullied Out of Brown?

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By Daniel Gates


Was Emma Watson really bullied out of Brown University? Last month, the actress announced she’d be taking a break from her studies to have time for professional commitments.

But outlets like the New York Daily News are spreading a rumor that harassment from other students may have forced Watson from school; specifically, that the Harry Potter star’s “brainy ways may have led to her classmates’ heckling.” According to a so-called “insider” for the paper, Watson would be mocked with incessant, snide Potter references when she participated in class.

There were also reports of Watson being heckled while attending a Brown-Harvard football game and otherwise being harassed about her fame. So did her peers’ comments actually chase Watson from college? Not at all.

A rep for Watson tells Gossip Cop the story is completely false. “There isn’t a grain of truth in it,” we’re told. Watson “absolutely loved her time at Brown and made lots of great friends,” only leaving because she’s decided “to pursue a different course which sadly Brown does not offer.” She will transfer to a new school for the fall.

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