JK Rowling ‘assisted’ by police after ‘activists’ leak Harry Potter author’s address

J. K. Rowling has said she's received that many death threats she could 'paper the house with them'
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In a series of tweets, posted today, Rowling said she has now received so many death threats she could "paper the house with them" – but suggested she won't be silenced.

The thread began: "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."

Rowling then expressed gratitude to "everybody who reported the image" on the platform as well as to Police Scotland for their "support and assistance in this matter."

She then said: "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."

Some cast members of Harry Potter have distanced themselves from her previous comments in recent years
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The mum-of-three said she is aware of numerous other women who have also been "subject to campaigns of intimidation" over the last few years, ranging from being "hounded on social media" to "direct threats of violence."

She added: "None of these women are protected in the way I am. They and their families have been put into a state of fear and distress for no other reason than that they refuse to uncritically accept that the socio-political concept of gender identity should replace that of sex."

The screenwriter speculated that the incident involving her address had been an attempt to "intimidate" her against "speaking up for women's sex-based rights" – though she suggested that it would do no such thing.

The author said a photo on social media leaked her home address
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She added: "I've now received so many death threats I could paper the house with them, and I haven't stopped speaking out."

Rowling concluded: "Perhaps – and I'm just throwing this out there – the best way to prove your movement isn't a threat to women, [it's] to stop stalking, harassing and threatening us."

A spokesperson for Police Scotland told the Mirror: "We are aware of this incident and police enquiries are ongoing."

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