Broadcaster Reports J.K. Rowling to UK Police for Transphobia

"It’s a cut-and-dry offence, as far as I’m concerned," India Willoughby says of her complaint

BY Sydney BrasilPublished Mar 7, 2024

A UK broadcaster and former Celebrity Big Brother contestant has filed a criminal complaint against incorrigible TERF J.K. Rowling.

India Willoughby revealed that she informed police that Rowling repeatedly misgendered her via Twitter X. In an interview with Byline TV, Willoughby said the comments sparked the author's fans to send “some of the worst abuse [she'd] ever seen on social media."

"J.K. Rowling has definitely committed a crime," Willoughby stated. "I’m legally a woman. She knows I’m a woman, and she called me a man. It’s a protected characteristic, and that is a breach of both the Equalities Act and the Gender Recognition Act. She’s tweeted that out to 14 million followers."

She continued: "I have reported J.K. Rowling to the police for what she said, which I don’t know if that’s going to be treated as a hate crime, malicious communications — but it’s a cut-and-dry offence, as far as I’m concerned."

As per Variety, the complaint was reportedly filed with Northumbria Police. "On Monday, March 4, we received a complaint about a post on social media. We are currently awaiting to speak to the complainant further," a spokesperson said.

At present, Rowling is currently defending herself against Willoughby on her X account while sprinkling in some of her usual transphobic talking points (it's basically all she posts about at this point). When Byline TV posted saying they also reached out to interview Rowling to no response, the author quoted the post only to wrongfully claim the interviewer had used he/him pronouns when addressing Willoughby.

At this point, Rowling's list of transphobic aggressions is too long to sum up in one paragraph. These stories make up the entirety of her tag on this website, without hyperbole. Get caught up there, and watch Willoughby's full interview with Byline TV below. 

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