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JK Rowling challenges transgender charity Mermaids to sue her after trustee quits amid claims of paedophile group links

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JK Rowling has challenged transgender charity Mermaids to sue her in another public spat.The author as been at the centre of several Twitter storms in recent years, angering many people in the LGBTQ+ community specifically.

Most recently, she blasted celebrities for backing Mermaids – a charity that supports transgender young people and their families – with the likes of Harry Potter star Emma Watson previously showing their support for the organisation.The writer’s latest comments come after it became public knowledge that a trustee from Mermaids quit their role over revelations he spoke at an ‘academic’ conference hosted by B4U-ACT, an organisation that promotes support for paedophiles.It was revealed by the Times that Dr Jacob Breslow attended the conference in 2011 as a PhD student.

Mermaids says the organisation is ‘completely at odds’ with its values.While Dr Breslow himself has not commented, the London School of Economics, at which Dr Breslow is an associate professor of gender and sexuality, responded to the reports with a statement: ‘We have been made aware of a presentation given at an external event in 2011 by a then graduate student, now faculty member of LSE.

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