- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Emma Watson, the actress best known for playing Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter franchise, found herself at the center of an embarrassing Panama Papers revelation Wednesday.

Watson was revealed to have purchased of a posh London home through a shell company registered in the British Virgin Islands, the British tabloid The Express reported.

“UK companies are required to publicly publish details of their shareholders and therefore do not give [Ms. Watson] the necessary anonymity required to protect her personal safety,” a spokesman told The Express, insisting the notion his client gained tax advantages from the transaction was all Hogwarts.

In 2014, Watson reportedly hired a former NYPD officer as her bodyguard after a number of scares involving stalkers.

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