Last week, the Harry Potter author and journalist Suzanne Moore – both of whom have voiced gender-critical opinions – held an event at Pino’s Italian restaurant in Kensington for Ukrainian children’s charity Lumos, raising a total of £18,500.
James Chiavarini, who owns Pino’s and nearby Il Portico, which is billed as London’s oldest Italian family eaterie, tweeted his thanks for the pair’s custom.
But within days, his restaurants were trolled by one-star web reviews, with one dubbing his venue ‘a supporter of transphobia’ and another which stated: ‘If you’re trans, you aren’t welcome here.’
Yesterday morning, Mr Chiavarini arrived at Il Portico to find the business’s windows had been smashed open.
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