The transgender activists who protested in front of “Harry Potter” writer J.K. Rowling’s home and shared her address on social media, will not be charged according to Scottish police.
Comedian Holly Stars, drag performer Richard Energy, and no-name actress Georgia Frost staged a protest in front of Rowling’s Edinburgh, Scotland home in November, over the author’s remarks about the transgender community.
After the event, Rowling unleashed a Twitter tirade against the trio for taking “pictures of themselves in front of our house, carefully positioning themselves to ensure that our address was visible.”
She begged the people who retweeted her address to delete their posts, as she had “received so many death threats I could paper the house with them.”
Rowling said that she assumed the activists “thought doxxing me would intimidate me out of speaking up for women’s sex-based rights,” but countered that “the best way to prove your movement isn’t a threat to women, is to stop stalking, harassing and threatening us.”
A spokesperson for the Scotland police said that “enquiries were carried out and no criminality has been established,” on Tuesday. Rowling has not commented on their decision.
“Harry Potter” actor Rupert Grint, who played Ron in the film series, said that he firmly stands “with the trans community,” after backlash erupted over the author’s controversial comments about feminism that were widely precieved as transphobic in June 2020.
But Grint likened Rowling to a family member in a recent piece he wrote for The Times. “I don’t necessarily agree with everything my auntie says, but she’s still my auntie,” Grint wrote. “It’s a tricky one.”
Lord Voldemort actor Ralph Feinnes is distrubed by the level of hatred Rowling has received for her remarks.
“I can’t understand the vitriol directed at her. I can understand the heat of an argument, but I find this age of accusation and the need to condemn irrational,” Fiennes commented last spring. “I find the level of hatred that people express about views that differ from theirs, and the violence of language towards others, disturbing.”