Warner Bros. ‘Strongly Condemns’ J.Ok. Rowling Death Threats After Salman Rushdie Attack

Warner Bros. Discovery is coming to J.Ok. Rowling’s protection after the British creator was threatened on social media following her feedback concerning the latest assault on Salman Rushdie.

The Indian-born novelist was stabbed as he took the stage to ship a lecture on Friday, sending shock waves all through the literary world.

“Horrifying news,” the “Harry Potter” author tweeted after studying concerning the assault. “Feeling very sick right now. Let him be OK.” A Twitter consumer then responded to Rowling with the risk, “Don’t worry you are next.”

The change prompted the studio, which has introduced Rowling’s Potterverse to the large display screen amongst different initiatives over the previous 20 years, to talk out in an announcement launched on Sunday.

“Warner Bros. Discovery strongly condemns the threats made against J.K. Rowling,” the corporate mentioned, in response to The Hollywood Reporter. “We stand with her and all the authors, storytellers and creators who bravely express their creativity and opinions. WBD believes in freedom of expression, peaceful discourse and supporting those who offer their views in the public arena. 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 when opinions, beliefs and thoughts might differ.”

Citing the social media platform’s anti-violence tips, Rowling appealed to Twitter immediately, writing, “Any chance of some support?”

Shortly after, she shared that “police are involved” with the risk, thanking followers for his or her help and claiming authorities have already been investigating prior threats towards her.

A spokesperson for Scotland’s police later confirmed to Reuters that they had “received a report of an online threat being made” towards Rowling and that “officers are carrying out enquiries.”

As of Sunday, Rushdie was speaking and had been moved off a ventilator, however stays in crucial situation, his son Zafar announced, describing his “life-changing injuries” as extreme. The novelist suffered a broken liver and severed nerves in an arm and a watch, which he’ll most definitely lose, in response to his agent, Andrew Wylie.

The person accused of attacking Rushdie, whose 1988 novel “The Satanic Verses” resulted in loss of life threats towards him from Iran’s chief, has been charged with tried homicide. He pleaded not responsible to the costs in courtroom on Saturday and is being held with out bail in New York.

As for Rowling, that is the second occasion in latest months during which Warner Bros. Discovery has publicly stood by her.

The connection between Rowling and the studio has been examined lately over the creator’s repeated transphobic feedback, which have drawn ire from “Harry Potter” stars and followers alike.

Disputing a previous assertion that Rowling is “not connected” to the studio again in June, Warner Bros. made it clear that it firmly stands by the controversial creator.

“Warner Bros. has enjoyed a creative, productive, and fulfilling partnership with J.K. Rowling for the past 20 years,” the assertion learn on the time. “She is one of the world’s most accomplished storytellers, and we are proud to be the studio to bring her vision, characters, and stories to life now — and for decades to come.”

“Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore,” the most recent movie to hail from Rowling’s fantasy world, hit theaters earlier this 12 months.