Judge Recommends $14M Award to Neo-Nazi Trolling Victim

Jewish woman sued Daily Stormer publisher Andrew Anglin after he incited a barrage of harassment

By Tristan Scott

HELENA — A magistrate judge in Montana says the publisher of a neo-Nazi website should have to pay over $14 million to the victim of an internet trolling campaign.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah Lynch said in his recommendation Monday that Andrew Anglin should also have to remove all posts that encourage his readers to contact real estate agent Tanya Gersh.

Lynch’s recommendation must be approved by U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen to take effect.

Gersh sued Anglin after he posted her personal information on The Daily Stormer website in 2016, resulting in hundreds of threatening and harassing messages sent to her, her husband and son.

Anglin accused Gersh of trying to run the mother of white supremacist Richard Spencer out of the Montana resort community of Whitefish, which Gersh denies.

Anglin did not immediately return an email seeking comment.