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Rowling Faces Police Report Over Alleged Transphobia

Broadcaster India Willoughby accuses J.K. Rowling of transphobia, filing a report with Northumbria Police. Willoughby highlights repeated misgendering by Rowling and cites violations of the Equalities Act and Gender Recognition Act.

Police Response and Rowling’s Reaction

Northumbria Police confirms receiving the complaint and awaits further discussion with Willoughby. Rowling responds, revealing she sought legal advice suggesting potential defamation and harassment charges against Willoughby.

Rowling’s Defense and Criticism

Rowling asserts her right to “gender critical views” and denies the obligation to acknowledge Willoughby as a woman. She criticizes Willoughby’s actions and labels her a “male narcissist.”

Controversy and Industry Response

Rowling’s stance on transgender issues draws widespread criticism, including from “Harry Potter” franchise stars. Despite this, after positive discussions with Rowling, Warner Bros. Discovery CEO expresses excitement about future “Harry Potter” projects.


Public Backlash and Celebrity Response

Rowling’s comments sparked outrage within the transgender community and beyond. Notable figures from the “Harry Potter” franchise, such as Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, and Eddie Redmayne, denounce her stance on transgender issues.

Future of the “Harry Potter” Franchise

Despite the controversy, Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav reveals positive discussions with Rowling regarding upcoming “Harry Potter” projects. Both parties express enthusiasm for the revival of the franchise and for creating new stories for fans worldwide.


Rowling’s ongoing conflict with Willoughby and her controversial views on transgender issues continue to fuel debate and criticism. However, the future of the “Harry Potter” franchise appears unaffected, with plans for new projects in the works.

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