Police take no action over tweet that revealed JK Rowling’s home

Officers say no criminality established after trans activists posted photo of Harry Potter author's house on Twitter.

Police take no action over tweet that revealed JK Rowling’s home Getty Images

No action will be taken against trans activists who sent a tweet targeting Harry Potter author JK Rowling, Police Scotland have said.

She contacted officers after campaigners posted a photograph on Twitter of her Edinburgh house in November that revealed the property’s address.

It included trans activists standing by the house and carrying placards with slogans such as “trans liberation now”.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Enquiries were carried out and no criminality has been established.”

After a trio of trans activists posted an image outside her home where her address could clearly be seen, the writer shared a series of tweets describing her doxxing experience.

Refusing to be intimidated, Rowling 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.

“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.”

The campaigners deleted the photo the day after it was posted.

They said the decision was made after they received “serious and threatening transphobic messages”.

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