Princess Purple Watkins

Princess Purple Watkins
Photo: Cavendish Press via
Plymouth Live

Princess Purple Watkins, a male who identifies as a trans woman, was convicted in January 2019 of harassment, and sentenced at Manchester Magistrates Court to eight weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months.

Watkins was also banned from contacting the victim for two years under the terms of a restraining order and was barred from entering Plymouth.

Watkins, 52, bombarded estranged ex-wife Gypsy Watkins with emails and text messages and messaged her friends over a prolonged period of time between November 2016 and November 2017 after Mrs Watkins asked for a divorce. Police issued a warning notice against Purple Watkins but the campaign of harassment continued until harassment charges were brought.

Mrs Watkins said: “I am dreading that he could turn up to the door one day.”

“I have had to stop my college course and I am constantly on edge and scared by the actions. I do not want any contact with Purple, but he won’t sign the divorce papers. I do feel it is stopping me from progressing in my future.”

At sentencing the judge referenced Purple Watkins’ treatment in hospital for mental health issues, and added: ”Serious harm was caused to the victim and she has had to make changes to her lifestyle and social media.”

“I won’t move away from the fact that despite difficulties, you are not the victim. The victim is someone you had a relationship with and for reasons you know you have bombarded her with communications that were not wanted over a lengthy period of time.”


Media reports

Manchester Evening News archive https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/opera-singer-hounded-ex-manager-15640898

Metro https://metro.co.uk/2019/01/07/opera-singer-living-in-fear-of-ex-who-bombarded-her-with-emails-and-texts-8319877/

Plymouth Herald https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/princess-purple-banned-plymouth-scaring-2402752

The Sun https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8142221/opera-singer-harassed-trans-hubby/