Kate Scottow, who was arrested in front of her two young children for referring to a trans woman as a man has been charged with malicious communications.
Authorities arrested Scottow, 38, at her home in December after she misgendered trans activist Stephanie Hayden on Twitter. She was detained for more than seven hours before being questioned, according to previous reporting. . .
After her initial arrest, Scottow took to the Mumsnet online forum to air her grievances.
“I was arrested in my home by three officers, with my autistic ten-year-old daughter and breastfed 20-month-old son present,” Scottow wrote. “I was then detained for seven hours in a cell with no sanitary products (which I said I needed) before being interviewed then later released under investigation … I was arrested for harassment and malicious communications because I called someone out and misgendered them on Twitter.”
She had her photograph, DNA, and fingerprints taken during the incident, and a court banned her from referring to Hayden as a man. (Read more from “Mom Who Was Arrested in Front of Kids After Calling Transgender Activist the ‘Wrong’ Gender Is Charged” HERE)