White supremacist finally served for ‘terror campaign’ targeting Jewish woman — after five months in hiding
Andrew Anglin, infamous founder of the neo-Nazi Daily Stormer website and the subject of a lawsuit alleging he unleashed an anti-Semitic “terror campaign” on a Jewish woman, has been served via an Ohio newspaper.
As The Daily Dot reports, Anglin, who has been off the grid for five months, was served via the Daily Reporter, a Columbus-based legal and business newspaper. Anglin is believed to be in that area based on multiple known addresses, the Daily Dot reports.
The lawsuit was served on behalf of Tanya Gersh, a Montana real estate agent who said Anglin and the Daily Stormer launched a “troll storm” against her that resulted in anti-Semitic death threats against her and her 12-year-old son.
In April, Gersh filed suit against Anglin and accused him of posting a series of articles that “caused his followers to overwhelm Ms. Gersh with hundreds of hateful and threatening anti-Semitic phone calls, voicemails, text messages, emails, letters, social media comments, and false online business reviews,” her suit read.
Since Gersh filed her lawsuit, Anglin has been in hiding despite a large legal defense fund on the alt-right crowdfunding website WeSearchr.
The Daily Stormer’s troll storm was the result of a conflict between Gersh and the mother of alt-right figurehead Richard Spencer, who alleged the real estate agent tried to intimidate her into selling property she owned by claiming she would face protests and other backlash for her association with her infamous son. As The Daily Dot notes, Gersh told The Guardian that Sherry Spencer’s allegations were a “twisted version” of what happened between them.
Gersh was not the target of the neo-Nazi’s ire in Montana — the Jewish community in the city of Whitefish, where Gersh and Spencer’s mom Sherry live, have been targeted with online abuse and protests since the alleged dispute.