A devout Catholic and mum-of-five faces being questioned by police after being reported for using the wrong pronoun to describe a transgender girl on Twitter.
Caroline Farrow, 44, has been told police in Surrey want to conduct a “taped interview under caution” after receiving reports she had made transphobic comments online.
The 44-year-old is being investigated under the malicious communications act, and although the interview would be voluntary, she claims she could face arrest if she does not attend.
A spokesman for Surrey Police told the Mail they are carrying out a thorough investigation to “establish whether any criminal offences have taken place”.
It comes after Mrs Farrow, who does not believe people can change sex, took part in a heated debate with transgender rights campaigner Susie Green on Good Morning Britain.
Mrs Green’s transgender daughter Jackie Green was born Jack before becoming one of the youngest people in the world to undergo sex-change surgery after turning 16.
Six months after the on-air debate, Mrs Farrow and Mrs Green were involved in a spat on Twitter, during which Mrs Farrow allegedly used the wrong pronoun to describe Mrs Green’s daughter.
Although she said she could not remember her tweets in September, she said she “probably said ‘he’ or ‘son’ or something” before saying: “I have done nothing wrong.”
She wrote on Monday: “Had a message from Guildford police tonight about my tweets following an appearance on GMB with Susie Green and Piers Morgan.
“Susie Green has reported me for misgendering her daughter. I have pointed out to the police that I am a Catholic journalist/commentator and it is my religious belief that a person cannot change sex.
“’We are in the middle of a national conversation about what it means to be male and what it means to be female. Nonetheless, following my appearance on National Television the CPS have decided I need to be interviewed under caution for misgendering Susie Green’s child.
“I don’t even remember said tweets. This was in September! I have done nothing wrong, nothing illegal and will happily do jail time for my right to say that people cannot change sex.”
Mrs Farrow has also said she has since received online abuse.
A spokesman for Surrey Police told The Mail: “We received an allegation on 15 October 2018 in relation to a number of tweets which were posted in October 2018.
“A thorough investigation is being carried out to establish whether any criminal offences have taken place.
“A 44-year-old woman has been asked to attend a voluntary interview in relation to the allegation as part of our ongoing investigation.”