JK Rowling accuses 3 people of sharing her address online
JK Rowling has accused three people of “doxxing” her after claiming her family’s address was posted on social media last week, reports Female First.
Doxxing is publicly revealing previously private personal information.
The Harry Potter writer however insists she has not been “intimidated” because she has received so many death threats she could “paper the house with them”.
In a series of tweets, Rowling – who has previously been criticised by some in the trans community after she took issue with the phrase “people who menstruate” – 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. (sic)”
She then accused three people of “doxxing” her and said that she assumes the trio thought their alleged actions would “intimidate me out of speaking up for women’s sex-based rights”.
Rowling tweeted: “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. (sic)”
A Police Scotland spokesman said: “We are aware of this incident and police inquiries are ongoing.”