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