Julia Hartley-Brewer speaks out about Twitter abuse after Owen Jones debate

Julia Hartley-Brewer speaks out about Twitter abuse after Owen Jones walked off Sky News Press Preview

Julia has a statement to make about the abuse she's received

Monday, June 13, 2016

Julia Hartley-Brewer has issued a statement after receiving Twitter abuse following a TV appearance with fellow journalist Owen Jones.

The incident has been trending on Twitter since Jones walked off Sky News following a heated discussion with Julia and host Mark Longhurst about the terrorist attack in Orlando. 

"Owen is a very good friend," says Julia. "He took exception to something the host said. 

"We repeatedly stated it that [Orlando] was a homophobic attack. We were trying to have a debate about why this man had been motivated to make a homophobic attack.

“Apparently I didn’t use the right form of words." 

Jones has since asked his Twitter followers to leave Julia alone, saying she does not shoulder any blame. You can listen to her full statement above.