Radcliffe “Death Threat” Reports False, says WB

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Mar 05, 2008

Posted by Melissa Anelli
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UK tabloid The Sun, and now Yahoo! movies, are reporting that Dan Radcliffe has been receiving such serious death threats that SAS men have been using dummy cars to get the actor to and from the studio. WB says this is a “complete lie. There is no security problem. There have been no death threats.”





86 Responses to Radcliffe “Death Threat” Reports False, says WB

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I’m really glad about this! :) It would be really sad if something like that would have happened. We love Daniel Radcliffe and we don’t want that happening

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lol who makes up that kind of story? xD

Good to hear Dan’s safe though, even though I never heard anything about the death threats until now.

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Oh, well, of course, if the SUN says something, it MUST be true… I wonder why they haven’t tried to claim yet that Hogwarts really exists???

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That’s a relief! Thanks for letting us know it isn’t true so quickly!! :)

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Glad to hear that the rumors are false

(Hi Lemon ;) )

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I wish these tabloids wouldn’t be so quick to print rumors. There’s enough bad stuff going on in the world and enough sick people without all that rubbish!

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It must have been a very slow day for news, if theSun, which is famous for making up news, makes up a such a Non story. They report on a story and then say it isn’t true? Talk about waste of ink and paper.

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Didn’t they know that Harry Potter is “The Boy Who Lived” ???

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Well, seeing as the original report from The Sun said these threats were taking place wihle he was filming “the seventh and final Harry Potter film, The Deathly Hallows” I had a sneaking suspicious it might be a load of BS. Glad to hear he’s safe.

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well, to play Devil’s Advocate here… isn’t that what WB is supposed to say? why would they admit that there was a threat? I’m just saying….

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thank you.stupid tabloid news

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WHAT DID I TELL YOU? the sun-UNRELIABLE LIARS!!! but I wouldn’t be surprised if Dan had death threats! There are so many insane people(envy) out there in the world. So many guys are jelaous on our Dan. I really want him to be safe with normal life. The same goes for Rupert and Emma.

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“Didn’t they know that Harry Potter is “The Boy Who Lived” ???”

Plus it doesn’t seem like they read the last book either.

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Matea yes the sun is unreliable but we cant take threats lightheartedly. I am glad that this story proved false but like i said taking things like this lightly would not be a wise thing to do.

The Sun desearves legal action taken against it by either dan and his family or the WB.

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@ MamaBookworm: OMG! That’s priceless. ROFLMAO! On to the ‘Enquirer’ and the ‘Globe’, here across the pond! [yes, folks, our “very own” tabloid legends [in their OWN minds! LOL] that “only report the truth!} If the “truth” can set them free, let’s hope they’re not in Azkaban…don’t the dementors already have enough to contend with? [wink] LOL!

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I agree, to a point, Ginny. Yes, these kinds of things [truly] shouldn’t be taken lightly…..but let’s consider the source, shall we. Since there really is nothing else for them to write on [about HBP] and it is ALWAYS a “slow news day” for them, let’s take it all with a grain of salt…maybe a Thestral’s Salt Lick??? LOL..As Luna would say, about our “jibes”: “It’s all in good fun”

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Just another note, to add to the discussion: My ‘Yahoo Alerts’ came up and sure enough, there was the Daily Mail’s article. It has a place to comment, but I couldn’t bring myself to say anything to them…it’s just too ludicrous…..especially the part about Daniel’s “driver of seven years, was asked to stand down…” Also, that WB is taking it seriously, and doesn’t see it as just the papparazi…”they see it as something sinister” As ‘Ron’ would say….”Not bloody likely!” JMHO

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i mean, come on, who would want to kill daniel radcliffe? what’s has he ever said or done to anybody? it’s most deff a load of bull. but i hope that he’s safe anyway.

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Who would want to hurt Danny Wanny? I mean come on siriusly :D

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Well, I’m glad he’s safe. That story doesn’t even make sense!

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Where they from Death Eaters?

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that’s crazy! why would anyone bother posting something like that?

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I’m glad it’s not true, but seriously, it seems pretty ridiculous from the start. i mean, come on, who in the right mind would ever dream of killing Dan? ;-)

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I’m glad to hear that reports of the death threats toward him were inaccurate. Our Daniel has enough on his plate to cope with already, and worrying about his life doesn’t need to be added.

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as Dan said in ootp: mmmhhh….I don’t know, maybe, Lord Voldemort? ;-)

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ok, im just imagining Dan being killed, thats so crazy, i could as well kill myself, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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Thank goodness thats not true, I would probably cry if it was.

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OMG! When I read the part of “death threats” I had a horrible sensation in my stomach! I’m so glad this is FALSE and that Dan is safe. Why would they even post such a thing?

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It’s not only those two reporting the news though, a lot more news sources are now.

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It’s amazing how quickly these stories get spread world wide through internet news aggretators, whether true or not. Like the Valentine’s day story did. Daily Mail is as bad as the Sun IMO, I came across a copy the other day and it was almost totally gossip on every page (bigoted gossip too, which is even worse).

I wouldn’t believe a story like this until the Telegraph or Guardian, or BBC news report on it.

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“I wouldn’t believe a story like this until the Telegraph or Guardian, or BBC news report on it”

I agree, anne…I’ll wait for MSNBC or the AP Wires [the AP is USUALLY reliable, but not like MSNBC or BBC] ;}

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OMG Who would want to kill him? Not me…I love him…here’s proof. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L81Wap6XFcE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbmwUPRVxdA

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actually I’m surprised The Sun didn’t go for a ‘six Radcliffe lookalikes drove off in different directions’ story…. That’s would have been dramatic. It’s what the changing cars bit reminded me of.

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As Dan should say…

The news of my death threats has been greatly exaggerated….(to paraphrase Mark Twain)

I hate these rags – it’s been posted in several other places now. I definitely think someone should take the Sun to task on this one.

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OMG!!! im so glad he’s safe!!! I HATE THE SUN!!! why would anyone want to hurt dan?My friend emailed me about the story of the death threat and i was like NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! im so glad it isnt real I LOVE YOU DAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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O thank goodness!

That would be really bad if anthing were to happen, not just for the movies, but for his family. If i were Dan i’d be having a heart attack just because it was printed that i had death threats sent to me ! but im sure hes used to the publicity by now

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@anne – Your comment made me laugh… but they would never think of that as they have proven that they have not read the books. :)

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Even if he is used to all the publicity i don’t think anything like that should be taked lightly if anything he should be very careful even though it’s not true

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He’s safe until about 2014 or 2015. After that train leaves, who know’s what will happen. When was this reported? I don’t remember anything here about it. Did I miss something?

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ii havent heard of any death threats until now and thats just so stupid. just like tory said, who would wanna kill him??? he’s amazing and we all love him to bits and pieces (even thou i heard he was dating emma watson….. oooh well, he will be mine one day!!!!!!!!!<3)

:)

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Emily, where did you hear that he was dating Emma Watson??? This is news to me!

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If only everyone relied on TLC for their news we wouldn’t have wild rumors flying about!

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Ahh … more Dan / Emma shipping!

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I’d never heard that rumor before, and I’m glad it’s false, but since it came from a tabloid, why take it seriously? If it comes from a tabloid and it’s over-dramatic, it’s probably false.

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who would believe that? Who started this entire bloody rumor anyway?! It’s Rubbish!

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Most of the HP and the two quasi-official Dan sites will not post gossip or anything too personal about the trio, to those who rely on Leaky, MN, etc. You do get more news if you google or search the news on your own.

Regarding this piece of news, I would like to see the official WB statement discounting this piece of news myself. I agree with some of the other posters, they almost HAVE to discount this as Dan’s spokesperson has, in order to discourage copycats and also to minimize attention. I heard on another site that the WB had “no comment” , so I agree, take it with agrain of salt. On the other hand, i was quite alarmed to see Dan and the discovery that he was jewish, talked about on a white supremacy site I ran across. Did not like. Incidentally, the news about this probably came from the same source as the “streakers” news, which makes me believe in it. I hope not. I wonder if he’ll show up at the Empire show and if he will be allowed to sign autographs.

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Incidentally, it was the Sun or the Mirror that first broke the news about Helen Macrory and the discovery that she was pregnant and thus would not be able to take on the role of Bellatrix . No one believed it then but it was confirmed about 1 or 2 months later.

Also the Sun is part of the same chain as the Daily Mail / Evening Standard.

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good to know that rummor is not true. honestly, he has enough to worry about already.

and those now popping up about the “other rumor- the dating one”

Emma herself already disproved it on her website. on the day it came out

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Also the Sun is part of the same chain as the Daily Mail / Evening Standard.

actually its part of the time. and have you seen the story on the sun’s website now, It has now changed to Dan radcliffe: I want SAS protection for my dogs

No joke

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Schagg, you have a point. Even if there was a real threat, WB would not just jump up and admit it. It could be true, though not exactly as the Sun reported. After all, they said that the infamous “towel girl” approached Dan and all Dan has ever said was that she was on the sidewalk in New York when he looked out the window while taping “TRL”. They got part of the “towel girl” story right; maybe they’re partially right about this threat. It wouldn’t surprise me at all. There are more crazy people walking the streets than are in psychiatric hospitals. Also, there are some really stupid folks who just like to make empty threats. I certainly hope there’s no truth in it for two reasons: I’m a Dan Fan and I also don’t want to see anything disrupt shooting of “HBP”.

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Who would ever hurt Danny BOy? He’s the quintessential Brtish gentleman, empahsis on gentle. He’s well-mannered, educated and not your typical arrogant wild teen.

But on second thought, even MOther Teresa got a death threat. So maybe Dan did really get one and WB is just downplaying it so as not to alarm the real fans. They did say that the death threat was from a “crazed fan”.

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While I hate to think that anything the Sun prints has merit, and hate even more the idea that Dan is getting these kinds of threats, I’m not really sure that a denial by WB proves anything either. I mean, if it were true, what would they say? My personal opinion is that the truth lies somewhere in between; that something upset the applecart but not enough to ramp up security to quite that level. (Perhaps when in NY, but not in Surrey, I would think.)

Celebrities get threats all the time, although most of them are empty, idle silliness, once in awhile something just sounds so freaky that the security people are alerted to it.

On the other hand, the whole thing with the streakers getting so close that they were able to sun across the set probably alerted WB to tightening things up a little. There likely is not coincidence in the timing of that with the reports of increased protection around Dan (and maybe others.)

Remember though, that celebrities have been stalked and killed by crazy people in the past (George Harrison was attacked in his home, John Lennon was shot and killed on a public street) so the whole idea is nothing to ignore. I’m sure WB is doing everything they need to do with regard to security in any event, threats or no.

Just FYI – Before anyone goes off on me, I mentioned Surrey NOT because of Harry, but because the original Sun article mentions three car switches in Surrey as part of this security thing.

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That last article about him wanting sas for his dogs and 15 sas officers had me laughing- you can just see him saying that, can’t you? He’s so funny. Maybe he will remark on this if he’s on the Empire thingie. I hope he goes, I want to see him (not that we haven’t seen him lots lol)

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I’m glad they’ve confirmed it’s a rumour, even if it seemed pretty obvious for those who read it first, because I hadn’t heard about it, these kind of things are scary. Poor Dan, he’s already stressed enough, and why on Earth would anyone want to hurt him anyway? Why don’t people check the authenticity of stuff before spreading such rumours?

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No one would want to kill a 19 year old skinny actor. UNLESS He starts takin emma watson out, lol.

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D@N stop spreading that rumor; it’s more dead than a fly on a windshield. Emma already said the rumor was false. I think she even joked about “being seen with Orlando Bloom so maybe people would think she is dating him”

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So I wonder how many ridiculous stories are going to make headlines before WB finally decides to make the director/movie announcement.

What’s taking so freaking long?! Geeeeeeezz.

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Katriene, she was talking about Johnny Bottrell (or whatever his name is). She didn’t comment on Dan.

I hope these threat/stalking rumours aren’t true, but WB wouldn’t discuss them if they were. Such is the dark side of fame. If they are true, then I feel sorry for him and his family. The heck with the movie.

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Awh, poor Dan. I’m glad it’s not true.

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i have to comment. i am laughing my head off. most of your comment just made my day much better(been having a really bad one since the sec i was woken up).

your guys aren’t the only one with strange rumors running around. here in my country(israel) a rumor has been published that emma and dan are dating!! not that i would mind since they both seem very nice and i’m well if they’re happy.. any how i laughed so hard when i read that piece..

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Katrine, not that I think Dan and Emma are dating, but the Emma was talking about rockers John B not Daniel, when the news came out about Johnny and Emma, Emma’ quickly dubunked that rumor, but as of today she hasn’t said anything about her Valentine’s day with Dan.

About the article I do believe this has some truth in it, like most of you are saying WB won’t admit this is happening because this can cause some other weird people to try to do the same, I do think there is a real threat for Dan, that’s why his dad is so protective of him.

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Melanie you made a good point. I don’t think we’ll ever know. But WB are going to take good care of them whether the problem is a streaker or stalker or just because they have a duty to.

“Katriene, she was talking about Johnny Bottrell (or whatever his name is). She didn’t comment on Dan.” yes the Bloom reference was denying the Johnny Borrell rumour. I haven’t seen a denial re the Dan ‘date’ rumour. But that was in the Mirror, which is as bad as the Sun.

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The words “death threats” and “Daniel Radcliffe” – uttered in the same breath has given me serious heart palpitations! We love Dan very much, and I’m sure that those close to him take great care with his security. Sadly, many of our much-loved celebrities have to deal with concerns like this on a regular basis. I could say such nasty things about Tabloids – but I don’t want to stoop to their level! Take good care Dan – WE LOVE YOU!

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If Dan needs protection i will volunteer myself. Let the potter army be heard :)

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The worse thing is reading the comments on today’s Sun report (the one about him wanting 15 guards and 2 for his dog). Not funny.Yesterday they were supportive but now people think he’s a typical celebrity completely detached from reality. Dan’s the last celebrity you could call detached from reality! I can’t believe Sun readers actually believe this rubbish enough to form those kinds of opinions. Now I’m angry!

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The comment about the dogs and the 15 SAS men are completely absurd and actually quite funny if you think about it. It sounds like something Dan would make up and send to the Sun and they’re stupid enough to print it like it’s fact.

Whether this story is concocted by the Sun or whether there is some truth to it, it is irresponsible. It puts ideas in people’s heads and gives unstable people the sense that they are important and having an effect. That is not the message that should be sent.

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I agree with Bebe.

I love Dan and the last thing on my mind would be ” OH NOES! Who’s going to play Harry Potter!!!!? The movies are ruined!!! “

I would be devastated

And might not even watch the other movies ( even though I love Rupe and Em ) I would be ….AGGGHHH!! I don’t even want to think about it :(

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Helios Lightra: He will be safe…. ” what is that supposed to mean?

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hey what if wb is lying? what is wb supose to say to frightened HP fans? i just hope its not true that someone is going to kill Dan.

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i totaly agree with doublecore. let potter army speak out loud. i wouldnt guard him just for the harry potter movies. i would guard him for his sake.

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Well, I was watching ET (Entertainment Tonight. I know, brain rot) last night and in their “Real or Rumor” section it said that was real and that Dan had gotten death treats and has been given extra security. So…Was ET wrong? Did they just not have this updated info? If anyone knows, please let me know…

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*threats

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I received at least five versions of the story on my Yahoo! news alerts as well, from papers in the UK and even in India. The latest said that Dan wanted the SAS agents to walk his dogs for him! Talk about not checking your sources, but just picking an unsubstantiated story off the wires and running with it. Must have been a VERY slow news day.

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I think at the worst these stories have been greatly exagerated. If there was death threats I seriously believe that they would be doing all in their power to keep them quiet. Dont want anybody else jumping on the bandwagon, so to speak. Probably just a letter from a nut that got leaked. Anyhow who would want to kill Dan? He’s hardley controversal. Even those who dont particually like him as an actor admit that he seems like a really nice person. Not to seem off topic but what about that rumour that he’s dating Emma? Interesting…I really like Emma but I doubt it. They were most likely just both single and wanted to catch up. Although I can see them as a couple, they’re both intelligent and articulate. But sadly I dont think it would do her fan base any good, there are some sad people out there who wouldnt approve of anyone Dan dates.

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People want to hurt Dan because he’s half Jewish, he’s extremely wealthy and successful and they’re jealous, I mean there’s plenty of people who hate his guts, just read the Harry Potter sites!!!

anne, I totally understand what you’re saying. They’ve taken the story further to make it sound like Dan’s a diva and spoilt, demanding protection for his dogs with the snide comment of him not being J-Lo, and now the idiots who read the Sun are insulting Dan, I want to kill those people.

I think there probably is a threat, even The Sun wouldn’t make up something like that surely, but to carry on and make a joke out of what is probably quite worrying for Dan and his parents is just plain spiteful. Dan wants to be normal yet this will make his life more abnormal as he won’t be able to walk around without a bodyguard and then they’re say he’s changed and it’ll be through no fault of his own. I’m so angry I could cry.

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Here in Belgium we have the program “de rode loper” (the red carpet) and they were saying that he is guarded with 4 extra bodyguards.. And worse: that they are curently working on Harry Potter and the deathly hallows!! 8-) They are sometimes so stupid! In stead of checking their sources! No, give people wrong information..

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i am sure mr. radcliffe does receive his share of threats so there of course would be at least some trueth to it and the paper is in business to sell papers so with a story like this they sell a lot of them. an to keep themselves safe from a legal stand point they later say the threats were not as bad as they were led to believe and thereby get 2 stories out of it.

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I am glad to hear that Daniel is safe. I admire his work and attitude. I heard a rumor the the death threats were attributed to Maggy Smith. I am not suprised that some people are mad at him after witnessing how butally he murdered poor Professor Quirrell.

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“I heard a rumor the the death threats were attributed to Maggy Smith.”

how?

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PSSH the people who make these threats are just jelous because they aren’t HARRY POTTER…....... PANTY FACES

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Who would want to kill daniel radcliff anyway and i am glad he is safe

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@Mark WHAT! Harry distroyed Professor Quirrell,it had nothing to do with Dan himself[he is just an actor portraying a character] Maggy Smith???she loves Daniel

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Yeah, everybody loves Dan.I agree,but think.Are you sure that there isn’t anybody who would want to hurt him??I mean,there are every kind of people on this planet.

I just have to say that this kind of rumours are not always real so….

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i would love to believe that. this may seem like a dumb question, but who is Maggie Smith?

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nevver mind never mind. its Professor M.

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IT IS TRUE. I live in the area and have passed down the main road that his street is connected to a few times-to go to a few shops there-and there are two Mercedes Benzes each with a pair of two bodyguards on stake-out. One is parked at the beginning of his street and one is parked at the beginning of the street behind his street. I’m pretty sure they’re for him. I think it was probably just requested that some sites claim this to be a rumour in order to not give said stalker(s) too much info on how he’s being protected in order for them to be caught off-guard.

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