JK Rowling: Scouts Association apologises to woman backed by author after 'misgendering' row

Maya Forstater inadvertently called a bearded transgender scout leader 'he' as opposed to 'they' in 2019.

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The Scout Association have issued an apology for their investigation into Maya Forstater after the assistant cub scout leader called a bearded transgender scout leader 'he' as opposed to 'they' in 2019.

This caused an inquiry into Miss Forstater's comments which concluded that she had brought the organisation into disrepute.

Maya Forstater, who runs the Sex Matters group, claimed that the complaint issued to her by Gregor Murray was "vexatious" after she 'misgendered' a scout leader on Twitter.

The Scouts have concluded that Miss Forstater ‘did not deliberately misgender the complainant in order to cause harm’ and that she ‘did not spread lies about them’.

Miss Forstater has been praised by JK Rowling after raising her concerns about the Scouts Association's transgender policy.

Maya Forstater said: "The whole process has been bullying from start to finish. They didn’t interview me. They ignored my evidence. They made things up I hadn’t done."

A spokesman for the Scouts said: ‘It is inappropriate for us to comment further on a case that has been closed.’