Portimao - (Slitherin): JK Rowling's raven-haired, doe-eyed sixteen year-old daughter has lashed out at her Mum's legendary control freakery.
Jessica Rowling Arantes, holidaying with her father Jorge's family in the Algarve, says her Pa is skint and bewildered at the loss of his Harry Potter gravy train handouts.
Jorge Arantes' marriage to the children's fiction plagiarist ended in 1993 and Jessica Isabel is the couple's sole progeny.
Arantes has kept himself pretty much in the background since the acrimonious split, relying on the small-print alimony in the couple's divorce decree for his comfort and ease.
Late last year however the tidy monthly hush-hush retainer stopped mysteriously.
And that's when the fur began to fly!
"Now I'm like piggy in the middle," young Jess complained in her blog this weekend.
"All Dad wants is his agreed share of the royalties so my uncles and aunts and cousins don't have to go begging to the dole office.
"But Mum says he can get stuffed and that his relatives are all money-grubbing leeches."
Sources close to the UK's Serious & Disorganised Crime Agency say Rowling, 69, has pulled off the literary equivalent of the Great Train Robbery.