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J.K. Rowling Calls Out Entire Country of Scotland, Claims “Young Scottish Men” Get Free Pass on S*xual Assault

J.K. Rowling Calls Out Entire Country of Scotland, Claims "Young Scottish Men" Get Free Pass on S*xual Assault

J.K. Rowling has been pretty vocal about her viewpoints regarding certain subjects and hasn’t backed away from voicing her opinion on the internet. Although some of her statements have landed her in some serious controversies over the years, the Harry Potter author has recently spoken out against a heinous crime and the injustice to the victim.

Considering the recent case of Sean Hogg, who wasn’t allotted any Jailtime despite being guilty of r*pe, Rowling was having none of it as she bashed the judge’s decision through social media.

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J.K. Rowling
J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling shared her disgust over the release of a s*x offender without any Jailtime

Sean Hogg, who was accused of s*xually assaulting a minor in a park back in 2018, was recently found guilty by a jury at the High Court in Glasgow. But despite the seriousness of the crime, Hogg wasn’t allotted any Jailtime and was allowed to walk free from the court. According to the judge, sending Hogg to Jail wouldn’t help in his rehabilitation, and considering that he was 17 at the time of the crime, the judge only ordered him to serve 270 hours of Community Service.

And while reflecting on the whole situation, J.K. Rowling went on to express her disdain for the whole scenario and bashed the judge’s decision by stating,

“Progressive Scotland 2023, where a man gets no jail time for r*ping a 13-year-old girl in a park. Young Scottish men are effectively being told ‘first time’s free.”

J.K. Rowling
J.K. Rowling

This isn’t the first time that Rowling has reflected on certain matters and unfortunately, she previously found herself in hot water after making some controversial comments against the trans community. But despite the backlash, it seems that the higher executives at HBO have no problem standing beside the author, as Rowling has been included in the upcoming Harry Potter series.

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Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling

HBO Chief Defends J.K. Rowling’s Inclusion in the Upcoming Harry Potter Reboot

Despite her previous controversies, J.K. Rowling has been assigned as an executive producer in the upcoming retelling of the Harry Potter story through the medium of TV. Although there has been a major backlash against the decision over the author’s inclusion, HBO’s Chief, Casey Bloys did take a stand for Rowling. Bloys went on to refuse to address the controversy surrounding the author and claimed that the reason behind her inclusion is to ensure the project’s quality. He said,

“No, I don’t think this is the forum. That’s a very online conversation, very nuanced and complicated, and not something we’re going to get into. Our priority is what’s on the screen. She’s an executive producer on the show. Her insights are going to be helpful on that.”

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J.K. Rowling
J.K. Rowling

Even though netizens have been quite vocal about their distaste for Rowling’s involvement in the new series, they have tuned in with her over criticizing the decision of the Judge in Sean Hogg’s case.

Source: Twitter

Written by Santanu Roy

Santanu Roy is a film enthusiast with a deep love for the medium of animation while also being obsessed with Batman and The Everly Brothers. Apart from pursuing animation and analyzing movies, he possesses a deep fondness for narrative-driven games and is currently a content writer at Fandomwire with over 500 articles.