Warner Bros Discovery has shared a statement after JK Rowling received a death threat following a social media post in support of Salman Rushdie.
The Harry Potter author tweeted after Rushdie was stabbed to death on stage during an event in New York on Friday (August 12). You can follow the latest updates on the incident here.
Following the attack, Rowling tweeted: “Terrible news. I’m feeling very sick right now. Let him be fine.”
Shortly after posting the message, Rowling shared a picture of a reply she received, which read, “Don’t worry, you’re next.”
She then revealed that the police were “private” on the matter.
On Sunday (August 14), Warner Bros Discovery, who have worked with Rowling on a number of film adaptations of her work, shared a statement about the threat.
“Warner Bros. Discovery strongly condemns the threats against JK Rowling,” it said (per The Hollywood Reporter). “We stand by her and all writers, storytellers and creators who are bold in expressing their creativity and opinions.
“WBD believes in freedom of expression, peaceful discourse and support for those who voice their views in public. Our thoughts are with Sir Salman Rushdie and his family following the senseless act of violence in New York.
“The company strongly condemns any form of threat, violence or intimidation where opinions, beliefs and thoughts may differ.”
Rowling is one of several writers who responded to Rushdie’s attack this week. Stephen King, Neil Gaiman and Nigella Lawson were also among those who expressed shock and sent messages of support to the midnight children Author.
Rushdie was the subject of a 1989 fatwa prompted by the publication of his novel The Satanic Verses.
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