Andrew Anglin is in legal trouble again. On Monday, the first African-American student president of the University of the United States sued the publisher of The Daily Stormer, one of the most prominent neo-Nazi websites in the world, in what is the fourth federal lawsuit, according to our position, against Anglin.
Taylor Dumpson, who was attacked by Anglin for a "troll storm" after she was elected president of the student government of the American University a year ago, sued the white supremacist in Washington, DC She accuses him of orchestrating online bullying campaign racist and intimidation against her.
Dumpson had been in office for only one day when a masked man hung bananas with racist epithets written on ropes near the student government offices of the American University. The incident was national news and triggered a hate crime investigation of the campus police joined by the US Attorney's Office. UU And the FBI.
Enter Anglin. The neo-Nazi has spent most of his adult life transforming himself into one of the main racist propagandists and cyber-speakers in the United States; and when he learned about the drama at American University, he posted Dumpson's photo and the Facebook page in the Daily Stormer and urged his readers to send him "some words of support."
The Anglin trolls knew what he was referring to. On numerous occasions, he had used his website, which serves as an important online gathering place for angry young members of the "alternative" white supremacist movement, to target people by publishing personal information. Then he whips his followers and unties them to threaten any unfortunate soul who is in their sights. He had done this with journalists, politicians and private citizens who did not like him. The result could be traumatizing: hundreds of unpleasant and threatening messages on social networks, email and the telephone. Anglin even provided guides and instructions to help his trolls to more effectively harass and cover their tracks online.
Their victims were never sure when the hatred could overflow and appear at the door of their house. Anglin routinely preaches violence against minorities, women and other groups; and members of the Daily Stormer community, many of whom have organized themselves in real-world fascist "book clubs" with branches throughout the country, have committed numerous killings, including a tragic murder with racially motivated swords in the city of New York last March. Dylann Roof, who murdered nine black people in Charleston, South Carolina, was reported as a commentator for the Daily Stormer.
For Dumpson, the troll storm meant several harrowing days of being inundated with racist comments and threats on social networks. She feared that she would be attacked physically and claims that the experience caused her nightmares, depression and anxiety, and caused her to lose more than 15 percent of her body weight. She was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, according to her complaint.
Producing fear is Anglin's specialty. The teacher of trolls, who in a failed attempt to circumvent one of the federal lawsuits against him, claims to have fled the United States to Cambodia (although there is little evidence to support their self-proclaimed begging), threats from afar. He uses his unsuspecting henchmen to do his dirty work, while covering his hatred with sarcasm and irony in an attempt to avoid guilt.
This has made Anglin an accused evasive. Dumpson's lawsuit, filed by attorneys of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, seeks damages under the District of Columbia's Human Rights Act of 1977 and the Offenses Act related to the 1989 Statute. includes incitement related to prejudice or conspiracy to commit harassment. Dumpson, who resigned  from her position as student body president in January to focus on her "health and education," is also suing for intentionally inflicting emotional distress, a common law grievance that may be difficult to prove. .
"This lawsuit sends a strong signal to those who perpetrate hatred and promote white supremacy that there are victims who will not panic and who will stand up and take action to protect their rights," the Kristen Clarke Bar Association, President of Civil Rights Under Law, told The Associated Press.
PREVIOUSLY IN THE HUNT OF ANDREW ANGLIN
The box marks at least the fourth time that Anglin has been sued in federal court. Last April, Tanya Gersh, a Jewish real estate agent in Whitefish, Montana, filed a complaint against Anglin for orchestrating a campaign of harassment against her and her family. The harassment began after Gersh had a disagreement with the mother of Richard Spencer, a prominent white nationalist, who caught Anglin's attention. He sent his trolls behind Gersh and his family, who eventually received more than 700 threats and harassment. Gersh also ended up in trauma therapy.
In August, Dean Obeidallah, a comedian and American Muslim radio presenter, filed a defamation lawsuit against Anglin, accusing the neo-Nazis of framing Obeidallah as the "mastermind" of a terrorist attack at an Ariana Grande concert in England that killed 23 people.
In October, victims of white supremacist violence at the Unite the Right rally last summer in Charlottesville, Va., Sued the rally organizers for forming a conspiracy to commit acts of violence, intimidation and harassment against Charlottesville residents. Anglin is co-defendant in that case, turning his site into a logistical platform for white supremacists before what Anglin called the "Beer Hall Putsch" on the right, a reference to the failed 1923 coup of Adolf Hitler.
As Anglin is cornered by several lawsuits, some readers have turned against him and have left his site, which shows increasingly pronounced signs of the fool's hat foolishness that has characterized Anglin's thinking since his adolescence. The reality, however, may soon be meddled in a federal court.
CORRECTION: Due to an editing error, an earlier version of this story indicated that Dumpson was the first black student president of American University. In fact, she is the first black woman elected student president.