Prosecution against a gender-critical feminist facing a hate crime charge has been discontinued by the Crown Office.
Marion Millar had been accused of sending homophobic and transphobic tweets.
In a statement, David McKie, solicitor for Millar, said that she had intended to defend the charge against her “vigorously” had it proceeded to trial.
Millar had been represented by a legal team headed by SNP MP Joanna Cherry, who said she was “delighted” with the outcome.
McKie said: “My client is very pleased to have received confirmation that the case against her had been discontinued by the Crown.
“She had intended to defend the charge against her vigorously had it proceeded to trial and this decision brings a very stressful period to an end.
“In her view, it is the right decision for a whole number of reasons, not least of which is the cost to the public purse.”
McKie continued: “She has asked me to thank her legal team of Joanna Cherry QC, Paul Harvey and Levy & McRae.
“Most of all, she would like to thank everyone who has supported her throughout this case including her family and friends, those who turned up at court, those who donated to her crowdfund and the many thousands who wished her will online and in person.
“That helped her greatly during a very stressful period in her life.”
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