JK Rowling’s address was made public by activists after she “spoke up for women’s sex-based rights”, the author has revealed.
Rowling, 56, said that three “activist actors… took pictures of themselves in front of our house, carefully positioning themselves to ensure that our address was visible”.
Doxing refers to when someone makes another person’s personal information public with potential malicious intent.
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. 1/8
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) November 22, 2021
She thanked Twitter and the police for their “support and assistance in this matter”.
A Police Scotland spokesperson told Sky News “enquiries are ongoing”.
Meanwhile, all three of the activists’ Twitter profiles appear to have been deleted.
Rowling, who sometimes writes under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, has repeatedly expressed opinions that would be considered gender-critical, drawing condemnation from some LGBTQ+ groups.
Last year, she publicly took issue with the phrase “people who menstruate” instead of women, and published a lengthy blog post about why she felt she needed to talk about transgender rights.
In her Twitter post on Monday, she urged people to delete retweets of the images of her home.
She also posted a long list of women, including Labour MP Rosie Duffield and lawyer Joanna Cherry, who she said have suffered similar “campaigns of intimidation” and being “hounded on social media”.
“They and their families have been put into a state of fear and distress for no other reason than that they refuse to uncritically accept that the socio-political concept of gender identity should replace that of sex,” she posted.
Adding that she has “now received so many death threats I could paper the house with them”, she said she will not “stop speaking out”.
In July she was threatened with a “pipe bomb in the mailbox”.
She responded: “To be fair, when you can’t get a woman sacked, arrested or dropped by her publisher, and cancelling her only made her book sales go up, there’s really only one place to go.”