JK Rowling hit with death threats after transgender activists post her address online

JK Rowling has publicly slammed a group of transgender activists after they found her UK address and uploaded it to social media.

The Harry Potter author posted a series of fiery tweets claiming three activist actors took photos of themselves in front of her house with the address visible and posted it online.

Rowling — who has drawn the ire of activists after engaging in anti-trans discourse —said she was forced to call the police and received death threats after her address was circulated.

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“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,” the fantasy author wrote.

“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.”

Rowling, 56, identified the activists as Holly Stars, Richard Energy and Georgia Frost. Pictures of the trio in front of the author’s Edinburgh property holding protests signs quickly went viral online.

“I have to assume that @IAmGeorgiaFrost, @hollywstars and @Richard_Energy_ thought doxxing me would intimidate me out of speaking up for women’s sex-based rights,” she continued.

“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.”

Rowling thanked her fans and supporters for reporting the sensitive information and listed a number of other women who have been targeted by activists.

It is the second time this year the literary billionaire has been sent threats, after Rowling was sent a ‘pipe bomb’ threat from a Twitter user in July.

Activist Holly Stars later tweeted she had removed the photo after receiving her own abusive comments from Rowling supporters. Stars has since deleted her Twitter account.

https://twitter.com/jk_rowling/status/1462758324177444870

Rowling has been mired in controversy after the fantasy author posted a series of tweets which saw her branded a transphobe and a trans-exclusionary radical feminist (TERF).

She first caused online vitriol in 2019 after supporting researcher Maya Forstater who lost her job for allegedly using transphobic language.

The controversy was revived when Rowling later commented on an article which referred to “people who menstruate”.

“‘People who menstruate.’ I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?” Rowling tweeted.

The author has firmly stood by her divisive views and repeatedly condemns criticism against her as “woman hate”.

She later penned an essay titled “JK Rowling writes about her reasons for speaking out on sex and gender issues” on her website and defended her stance.

JK Rowling holding a Harry Potter book

 “As many women have said before me, ‘woman’ is not a costume. ‘Woman’ is not an idea in a man’s head. ‘Woman’ is not a pink brain, a liking for Jimmy Choos or any of the other sexist ideas now somehow touted as progressive. Moreover, the ‘inclusive’ language that calls female people ‘menstruators’ and ‘people with vulvas’ strikes many women as dehumanising and demeaning,” she wrote.

“Huge numbers of women are justifiably terrified by the trans activists; I know this because so many have got in touch with me to tell their stories. They’re afraid of doxxing, of losing their jobs or their livelihoods, and of violence.”

Rowling’s comments later caught the attention of Harry Potter stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and Eddie Redmayne, who have publicly distanced themselves from the author.

The mother-of-three is also noticeably absent from the upcoming Harry Potter 20th anniversary reunion which will see the stars of the fantasy franchise reunite in a TV special.

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