Emma Watson: Brown Bullying Rumors Untrue

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Emma Watson: Brown Bullying Rumors Untrue

In April, it was revealed that Emma Watson is transferring out of Brown University, but the 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2' star maintains that her decision was not based on the rumored bullying she endured.

In an interview with U.K.'s The Sunday Times, Emma says rumors that she was bullied at school are very untrue and make her sad, as practically everyone respected her privacy. She even pointed out that when she hosted a party for her fellow students, no one posted a single picture on Facebook.

Emma makes light of the rumors, saying, "Anyway, even if I was being given a hard time, I wasn't going to wuss out of university because someone said 'Wingardium leviosa' to me in a corridor, or 'Ten points for Gryffindor.' I've been dealing with the media since I was nine. If I can't stand up to a few people giving me a hard time, it's a bit pathetic, really. I've had so much worse."

The 21-year-old star says fame may have more to do with why she is moving on, explaining, "I was trying to seek out normality, but I kind of have to accept who I am, the position I’m in and what happened."