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JK Rowling slams trolls for leaking her address after transgender row


JK Rowling

JK Rowling

JK Rowling

JK Rowling has launched a scathing attack on trolls who leaked her address sparking more death threats amid the ongoing transgender row.

Much controversy has surrounded the famous Harry Potter author after her comments about transgender people caused an outcry on social media.

The latest outpouring of threats comes as it was revealed the writer won’t make an appearance for the 20th anniversary Harry Potter reunion.

Ms Rowling clapped back at the haters online who she claimed published her family address on Twitter.

She reassured her fans she had been in contact with the police over the incident.

In a series of tweets, she wrote: “Last Friday, my family’s address was posted on Twitter by three activist actors who took pictures of themselves in front of our house, carefully positioning themselves to ensure that our address was visible.

“I want to say a massive thank you to everybody who reported the image to @TwitterSupport. Your kindness and decency made all the difference to my family and me. I’d also like to thank @PoliceScotland for their support and assistance in this matter.

“I implore those people who retweeted the image with the address still visible, even if they did so in condemnation of these people’s actions, to delete it.”

Despite the backlash, Ms Rowling vowed to never stop speaking her mind and opinions – no matter how controversial.

The author quipped she had received so many death threats she could “paper the house with them”.

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She went on: “I have to assume the trolls doxxing me would intimidate me out of speaking up for women’s sex-based rights. They should have reflected on the fact that I’ve now received so many death threats I could paper the house with them, and I haven’t stopped speaking out.

“Perhaps – and I’m just throwing this out there – the best way to prove your movement isn’t a threat to women, is to stop stalking, harassing and threatening us.”

The Harry Potter mastermind reached out to her supporters who she said like her had been “subject to campaigns of intimidation” including being targeted online.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "We are aware of this incident and police enquiries are ongoing.”

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