Journalist being 'investigated by police' after calling transgender woman a man

Journalist being 'investigated by police' after calling transgender woman a man

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A journalist has claimed she is being investigated by police after she called a transgender woman a man.

Caroline Farrow said she has been told by Surrey Police that they “want to conduct a taped interview under caution” because of posts she made on social media in September.

The comments were made after she appeared on ITV’s Good Morning Britain alongside Susie Green, whose daughter Jackie Green is transgender, to discuss the Girl Guides’ decision to let children who have changed their gender join.

The police’s decision to launch an investigation is an “outrage”, she tweeted on Tuesday, adding: “I can’t sleep I am so furious.”

She said: “I don’t even remember said tweets! I probably said ‘he’ or ‘son’ or something.

“All I have been told is that following an appearance on Good Morning Britain I made some tweets misgendering Susie Green’s child and that I need to attend a taped interview.

“I have pointed out to police that I am a Catholic journalist/commentator and it is my religious belief that a person cannot change sex.”

Farrow added that she would “happily do jail time” for her “right to say that people cannot change sex”.

She added that she had been “overwhelmed by the support” she had received over the incident, adding: “Thank you.”

Farrow argued that she had done nothing wrong and the mistake was “inadvertent and Freudian” as she tries “really hard not to misgender people”.

This morning she tweeted that she had been invited to discuss the case on the BBC Two current affairs show Victoria Derbyshire but had declined.

A police spokesman told the Daily Telegraph: “A thorough investigation is being carried out to establish whether any criminal offences have taken place.”

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said in November that forces should focus their resources on tackling violence over other types of crime.

Picture: This Morning/ITV


11 thoughts on “Journalist being 'investigated by police' after calling transgender woman a man”

  1. The tweets can be found very easily online. They were numerous, antagonistic, aggressive and vulgar – and any suggestion she was offensive or misgendered the child ‘by accident’ is absolutely ludicrous and unsustainable. If she’d uttered the same words aloud in the street, she’d undoubtedly have been arrested for a hate crime.

  2. Haven’t the police force in the UK anything better to do than hound “innocent” people?
    They should be out chasing illegal immigrants, rapists, as well as other criminals, not forgetting these moped mugging gangs and the crazy knife offences that are taking place in the UK on a daily basis.
    The whole country has turned to anarchy with the authorities “powerless” or afraid to take any action.
    The grooming case from Rotherham is a typical example of their incompetence and / or cover ups!!

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