JK Rowling working with police over death threat after voicing support for Salman Rushdie

JK Rowling working with police over death threat after voicing support for Salman Rushdie

August 14, 2022   05:29 pm

“Harry Potter” author JK Rowling is working with police after receiving a death threat over her support for Sir Salman Rushdie – who was attacked in New York right before giving a lecture. 

After hearing about the attack on Sir Salman in New York State, Rowling tweeted: “Feeling very sick right now. Let him be ok.”

Someone replied: “Don’t worry you are next.”

The Harry Potter author appealed to the Twitter authorities, asking: “Any chance of some support?”

In a later update, she added: “To all sending supportive messages: thank you. Police are involved (were already involved on other threats).”

Rowling, who has voiced her support for female-only spaces, has been accused of transphobia, which she denies.

Her address was made public by activists after she “spoke up for women’s sex-based rights”, she revealed last November.

At the same time, she said she had “received so many death threats I could paper the house with them”.

Warner Bros recently defended the author, contradicting a decision to ban Sky News from asking questions about her at an event at the Warner Studios Tour.

Source: Sky News

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