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Warner Bros. Discovery Condemns Threats Against J.K. Rowling Manufactured in Wake of Salman Rushdie Attack

Warner Bros. Discovery has released a statement condemning threats made against J.K. Rowling made following Fridays attack on Salman Rushdie.

The writer on Saturday said she was dealing with the authorities after finding a death threat over her support for Rushdie.

After hearing concerning the attack contrary to the author, Rowling had tweeted: Feeling very sick at this time. Let him be ok. In response, someone wrote: Dont worry you’re next, prompting the Harry Potter author to interest Twitter itself, asking Any potential for some support?

She later tweeted her because of those sending supportive messages, adding that the authorities were involved now and had recently been involved on other threats.

Warner Bros. Discoverystrongly condemns the threats made against JK Rowling, the entertainment giant said on Sunday. We stand with her and all of the authors, storytellers and creatorswho bravely express their creativity and opinions.WBD believes in freedom of expression, peaceful discourse and supporting those that offer their views in the general public arena. Our thoughts are with Sir Salman Rushdie and his family following a senseless act of violence in NY. The business strongly condemns any type of threat, violence or intimidation when opinions, beliefs and thoughts might differ.

Neil Blair, Chairman of The Blair Partnership, Rowlings literary agency, said in a statement: Any threat or act of violence against authors, writers and storytellers is abhorrent and unconscionable. I really believe in freedom of speech and stand in firm solidarity with J.K. Rowling and all writers against any risk of violence. My thoughts are with Sir Salman Rushdie and his family at the moment.

Aug. 14, 9: 51 a.m. Updated with Neil Blair statement

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