Professor Mary Beard on Twitter abuse

Jul 30, 2013, 07:46 AM

The classicist Professor Mary Beard has received an apology from a Twitter user who sent her an offensive message.

She retweeted the remark from Oliver Rawlings who, after condemnation from other account holders, said he had been "wrong and very rude".

She told BBC Radio 5 Live's Breakfast why she thought some people found it acceptable to write such abuse.