Charity in JK Rowling ‘bitch’ tweet row shuts down

A CHARITY that claimed its Twitter account was hacked to post abusive tweets about JK Rowling during the referendum has wound up operations.

The tweet described JK Rowling as a 'bitch'. Picture: PA

The Dignity Project, which promoted anti-poverty work in Africa, attracted national media attention in June after describing the bestselling author as a “bitch” for her £1m donation to the Better Together campaign.

The tweet linked to a news story about the donation and added: “What a #bitch, after we gave her shelter in our city when she was a single mum.”

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The Dignity Project claimed its social media account had been hacked and posted a statement on its website which said: “As a charity we do not take any political stance and our opinion is people are free to donate to whoever they choose.”

But the charity was removed from the charity register five days ago. The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) said the charity was now defunct. “The charity applied to us to wind up and we granted our consent.”

The Dignity Project was unavailable for comment.