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Magistrate Recommends Fourteen Million Dollar Penalty For Local Neo-Nazi Website Publisher

Jul 16, 2019

Tanya Gersh
Credit cnn.com

A magistrate judge has recommended the publisher of a Worthington-based neo-Nazi website pay the victim of an internet trolling campaign more than 14 million dollars and remove all posts that encouraged his readers to contact the Montana real estate agent. 

The magistrate calls The Daily Stormer publisher Andrew Anglin's behavior reprehensible and atrocious in telling his internet followers to unleash a "troll storm" on Tanya Gersh, her husband and her 12-year-old son in 2016. Anglin was found in default when he failed to appear for a deposition last April. His attorneys withdrew from the case when he failed to appear. The magistrate's findings and recommendations must be approved by a federal judge.