Minogue reports Twitter user for threats
Kylie Minogue has alerted police after receiving persistent threats on Twitter from one of her followers.
The Australian singer, 43, used the social-networking site to call her tormenter a "weirdo" and said she had contacted police, alerting more than a million followers to the harassment she was suffering.
Minogue, who refers to her fans on the site as "lovers", said: "I love 1,033,861 of you LOVERS, but 1 is not a lover, just a deluded weirdo making threats."
The incident comes after a BBC Panorama investigation drew attention to the growing problem of cyberbullying and so-called "trolling", where users write offensive messages with the intention of eliciting a reaction.
A parliamentary inquiry has called for Facebook and Twitter to be forced to sign official codes of conduct to help stop stalking.
The cross-party report called for the websites to be under a duty to help police with stalking inquiries.Last year there were at least 50,000 cases, of which around 2 per cent resulted in custodial sentences.
It is not the first time Minogue has had problems with obsessive fans. In 2002 she revealed she had been stalked by a man for five years and the following year she received more than 700 threatening letters .
- 1 The BBC has just done more to eradicate ‘terrorism’ than all our wars since 9/11
- 2 Does the path to true love really lie in these 36 questions?
- 4 Presidential optical illusion offers clues to how brain processes faces
- 5 Roald Dahl letter warning student to 'eschew beastly adjectives' rediscovered after 35 years
King Salman: Just five days in, Saudi Arabia's new king has already overseen a beheading
Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
Auschwitz liberation 70th anniversary: Woman sent to three Nazi death camps describes surviving gas chamber
Presidential optical illusion offers clues to how brain processes faces
Chilling drone footage captures Auschwitz ahead of 70th anniversary of liberation
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Louise Mensch says 'F**K YOU' in explosive tweets about David Cameron, Saudi Embassy and the Queen over King Abdullah tributes
Negotiable: Recruitment Genius: One of the world's leading suppliers and manuf...
£6240 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Apprentices are required to join a privat...
£40000 per annum: Sauce Recruitment: This is an exciting opportunity for a HR...
£35000 - £40000 per annum: Ashdown Group: A well-established organisation oper...