JK Rowling ‘Receives Death Threat’ Over Salman Rushdie Tweet

JK Rowling Salman Rushdie: The 'Harry Potter' author has reportedly 'received a death threat' regarding a Salman Rushdie tweet.
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JK Rowling has reportedly ‘received a death threat’ regarding a Salman Rushdie tweet.

The author took to Twitter after the 75-year-old was attacked in New York on August 12 and wrote:  “Horrifying news. Feeling very sick right now. Let him be okay.”

In response to the tweet, a fellow user warned her: “Don’t worry you are next.”

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Alarmed, Rowling reportedly shared screenshots of the now-deleted threat and thanked her followers for their support.

“Police are involved (were already involved on other threats),” she said.

A Scotland Police representative has reportedly commented: “We have received a report of an online threat being made and officers are carrying out enquiries.”

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Bosses at Warner Bros Discovery have also said they ‘strongly condemn’ the threats made against the 57-year-old.

A statement by the entertainment company reads: “We stand with her and all the authors, storytellers and creators who bravely express their creativity and opinions. WBD believes in freedom of expression, peaceful discourse and supporting those who offer their views in the public arena.

“Our thoughts are with Sir Salman Rushdie and his family following the senseless act of violence in New York. The company strongly condemns any form of threat, violence or intimidation when opinions, beliefs and thoughts might differ.”

Following the threat, Rowling has reached out to Twitter and called for action.

She asked: “@TwitterSupport any chance of some support?”

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In response, a rep said: “After reviewing the available information, we determined that there were no violations of the Twitter rules in the content you reported. We appreciate your help, and encourage you to reach out again in the future if you see any potential violations.”

Rowling replied: “These are your guidelines, right? ‘Violence: You may not threaten violence against an individual or a group of people. We also prohibit the glorification of violence… Terrorism/violent extremism: You may not threaten or promote terrorism’.”

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