Emma Watson Busts Bullying Rumor

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Emma Watson Bullied Brown

By Daniel Gates

Emma Watson Bullied Brown

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Emma Watson is fed up with the rumors that she was bullied out of Brown University. A week after Gossip Cop first debunked the inaccurate report about Watson being heckled by other students, the actress has addressed it directly in a message on her official site.

“I felt the need to let you all know the reason I took a semester off from Brown had nothing to do with bullying as the media have been suggesting recently,” writes the star. Many outlets buzzed that harassment from fellow students forced Watson to leave. She shoots down those rumors.

“I have never been bullied in my life and certainly never at Brown. This ‘10 points to Gryffindor’ incident never even happened. I feel the need to say this because accusing Brown students of something as serious as bullying and this causing me to leave seems beyond unfair. Please don’t try and speculate about what I might do in September – no one can possibly know because I don’t even know yet! Like my other fellow Brown students I am trying to figure out my third year and whether or not I will spend it abroad (this is common).”

“I hope you all liked the new Harry Potter trailer. I am off to Pittsbugh soon to start The Perks of Being a Wallflower. I’ve just got back from hanging out with Stephen Chobosky (the director and writer), Logan and Ezra (the two other principal actors) and I already know this is going to be an incredible experience. I feel very lucky.” Hopefully this puts to rest the bullying rumor once and for all.

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