Labour MP forced to apologise to JK Rowling for accusing her of exploiting her sex attack ordeal in trans rights row
A LABOUR frontbencher was forced to apologise to JK Rowling for accusing her of exploiting her sex attack ordeal in a trans rights row.
The Harry Potter author accepted shadow environment minister Lloyd Russell-Moyle’s grovelling plea.
The Harry Potter author accepted his plea but warned him to ‘dig a little deeper than hashtags and slogans’[/caption]
But she warned him to “dig a little deeper than hashtags and slogans”.
She added: “Increasing numbers of people are deeply concerned about Labour’s position on women’s rights.”
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Mr Lloyd-Russell had accused her of “using her own sexual assault” to justify her views on transgender issues in a magazine article.
But he was forced to retract the claim after it sparked a huge backlash.
He said: “It was wrong of me to suggest that she used her own dreadful experience in anything other than good faith.”
Mr Lloyd-Russell took to Twitter to issue the grovelling apology[/caption]
He was forced to retract his original claim after it sparked a huge backlash[/caption]
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