Daily Stormer founder and Worthington native Andrew Anglin hit with $14 million judgment

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive
People protest white supremacist Andrew Anglin, who runs the website Daily Stormer.

On Monday, a federal judge awarded more than $14 million to a Whitefish, Montana woman who was the subject of a 2016 “trollstorm” unleashed by Andrew Anglin, the Worthington-raised founder of neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer, according to the Missoulian.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah Lynch issued the decision, awarding Tanya Gersh $10 million in punitive damages, along with $4,042,438 in compensatory damages.

“The court today made clear that this type of conduct is intolerable in a civil society and that those who would engage in it must pay the price,” said David Dinielli, deputy legal director at the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), in a press release put out by the organization. “Even more, this ruling symbolizes a victory for our client, Tanya Gersh, who refused to cower in the face of Anglin’s hate. Rather, Gersh has shown that she, her family, and her community can stand up to hate and antisemitism, and that they can defeat it.”

This folllows a June decision in which Anglin was ordered to pay $4.1 million in damages to Dean Obeidallah, who sued Anglin for defamation after the Daily Stormer falsely accused Obeidallah of being behind an ISIS attack.

Read more about Anglin in this 2017 Alive profile