British police are investigating an online threat against JK Rowling. Rowling received a threat after issuing public support for Salman Rushdie, who was attacked on Friday. In a response to Rowling’s tweet, a Twitter user said, “Don’t worry, you’re next.” Something is loading.
British police have confirmed they are investigating an online threat against author JK Rowling.
Rowling was threatened after tweeting her support for Salman Rushdie, a 75-year-old novelist who was attacked and stabbed in upstate New York on Friday.
Rowling tweeted about the attack on Rushdie, saying she felt “very sick”, and one Twitter user replied, “Don’t worry you’re next”.
The ‘Harry Potter’ author responded by tweeting screenshots of the incident to Twitter Support. She received a statement of support from Warner Bros. Discovery, Insider previously reported.
The threatening tweet has since been deleted, but the account associated with it, @MeerAsifAziz1, was still active at the time of posting.
Authorities have received a report into the threat against Rowling and their investigation is ongoing, a spokesperson for Police Scotland told The New York Times.
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