The publisher of a neo-Nazi website who is being sued by a Whitefish woman over an Anti-Semitic “troll storm” has until next week to tell a federal judge where he is.
In April, Tanya Gersh filed a lawsuit against Andrew Anglin, who runs The Daily Stormer, saying that in 2016 Anglin called for readers of the site to harass Gersh and her family over her dealings with the mother of white nationalist Richard Spencer, who is a part-time Whitefish resident.
Following Anglin’s request to readers, Gersh said she was inundated with threatening messages that she says are the result of Anglin’s “systematic campaign of harassment.”.
In previous filings Anglin has requested that Gersh’s lawsuit be tossed out, saying the court doesn’t have jurisdiction to hear the case because he is “not a citizen of any state.”
He has refused to provide evidence of where he is living for “reasons of personal safety,” saying he has received death threats. But he has said he moved to Cambodia from Greece after Gersh filed her lawsuit and is still out of the country with no plans to return.
Gersh’s attorneys, including those with the Southern Poverty Law Center, say in court filings they believe Anglin is still in Ohio.
In an order issued Wednesday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah Lynch of Missoula said Anglin has until Feb. 16 to submit evidence to the court proving where he is living. Lynch said he will review whatever Anglin submits privately before determining whether they will remain under seal or be filed publicly.