Emma Watson wasn’t bullied out of Brown

Emma Watson says that bullying didn’t play a part in her putting her education on hold.

When it was revealed that the Harry Potter actress was to quit her studies at Brown to focus on her acting, rumours started to circulate that she was bullied out.

“I felt the need to let you all know the reason I took a semester off from Brown had nothing to do with bullying,” Emma explained on her website.

“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.

“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.”