Harry Potter author JK Rowling speaks out after getting doxxed on Twitter

London, UK - JK Rowling has said she will not stop speaking out after her address was posted online by activists who posed for a photograph outside her home with "Trans liberation now" signs.

JK Rowling responded to her address being posted on Twitter.
JK Rowling responded to her address being posted on Twitter.  © IMAGO / ZUMA Wire

The Harry Potter author has attracted widespread criticism for her views on transgender rights, tweeting that she has received "so many death threats I could paper the house with them."

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.

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."

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"I have to assume that @IAmGeorgiaFrost, @hollywstars and @Richard_Energy_ thought doxxing me would intimidate me out of speaking up for women's sex-based rights."

"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."

Activists delete Twitter accounts

A protester with a dog carrying a "F*ck JK Rowling, I wrote Harry Potter" sign at a Black Trans Lives Matter protest in London.
A protester with a dog carrying a "F*ck JK Rowling, I wrote Harry Potter" sign at a Black Trans Lives Matter protest in London.  © IMAGO / Paul Marriott

In the picture shared online, the trio were holding signs which read "Don't be a cissy," "Trans liberation now," and "Trans rights are human rights" outside the author's home.

The Twitter accounts of Richard Energy, Georgia Frost, and Holly Stars have since been deleted.

Rowling (56), who also writes crime novels under the pen name Robert Galbraith, thanked Police Scotland and Twitter support for their "kindness and decency" which "made all the difference" to her and her family.

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Rowling has attracted strong criticism for her comments on gender identity but vehemently denies she is transphobic.

In the past, the author has been criticized by Harry Potter stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint, who were set to reunite for a TV special 20 years after the first film was screened.

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