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Paul, Weiss Secures Arrest Warrant Against Neo-Nazi in “Troll Storm” Pro Bono Case
- Client News
- November 11, 2022
As reported on ABC News and other media, Paul, Weiss obtained an arrest warrant from a federal district judge in Missoula, Montana against Andrew Anglin, founder and operator of the neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer. The court issued the warrant after Mr. Anglin failed to cure an order of civil contempt previously entered against him in the case.
The underlying case was brought by our client Tanya Gersh, a Jewish woman targeted online by Mr. Anglin and his followers in 2016-2017. Mr. Anglin, who is a white supremacist, antisemitic conspiracy theorist and Holocaust denier, initiated an online “troll storm” against Ms. Gersh, which led his followers to threaten and harass her and her family over the course of several months, causing her severe emotional distress.
In August 2019, Ms. Gersh obtained an order requiring Mr. Anglin to pay her $14 million for the damage he caused her; Paul, Weiss was retained later that fall. The November 9 warrant was issued as a sanction for Mr. Anglin’s failure take any action in response to an order of civil contempt for his failure to comply with the court’s prior order that he produce discovery in response to Ms. Gersh’s requests seeking information about Mr. Anglin’s assets.
The Paul, Weiss team includes litigation partner Daniel Kramer, counsel Robert Kravitz, and associates Matthew Stachel, Eliza Strong and Michael Bass.