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Tanya Gersh (R) and lawyer David Dinielli talk with reporters after a July 11, 2019 federal court hearing in Gersh's lawsuit against neo-Nazi website publisher Andrew Anglin.
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The publisher of the neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer must pay more than $14 million in damages to Whitefish real estate agent Tanya Gersh. A U.S. District Court judge Thursday officially adopted the recommendation from a federal magistrate judge.  

Tanya Gersh (R) and lawyer David Dinielli talk with reporters after a July 11, 2019 federal court hearing in Gersh's lawsuit against neo-Nazi website publisher Andrew Anglin.
Eric Whitney / Montana Public Radio

An emotional Tanya Gersh testified for more than an hour in federal court in Missoula Thursday in her lawsuit against neo-Nazi website publisher Andrew Anglin.

Gersh is the Whitefish realtor who was targeted by Anglin, who told readers of his website, The Daily Stormer, to unleash a “troll storm” against her, her family and the small local Jewish community.

Neo-Nazi Website Founder Says He Fears Returning To U.S.

Mar 14, 2019
Andrew Anglin is the publisher of The Daily Stormer.
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The operator of a leading neo-Nazi website claims it's too dangerous for him to travel to the U.S. to be questioned under oath for a lawsuit accusing him of terrorizing a Montana real estate agent by unleashing an anti-Semitic "troll storm" against her family.

Lawyer: Neo-Nazi Doesn't Need To Be Kind To Be Protected

May 18, 2018
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HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A neo-Nazi website publisher wrote crude and cruel commentary about a Montana woman who's now suing him, but he doesn't have to be nice to be protected by the free-speech provisions of the U.S. Constitution, the publisher's attorney wrote Friday.

Attorney Marc Randazza made his comments in a court filing objecting to a federal magistrate judge's recommendation to proceed with Tanya Gersh's lawsuit against The Daily Stormer website publisher, Andrew Anglin.

A Whitefish woman is suing the publisher of a neo-Nazi website for orchestrating an online anti-Semitic campaign against her family.

Tanya Gersh says Andrew Anglin used his Daily Stormer website, which uses a mailing address in Worthington, Ohio, to encourage readers to target her family with a barrage of online harassment:

Rachel Carroll Rivas, co-director of the Montana Human Rights Network
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The Southern Poverty Law Center released its annual national census of organizations it considers extremist or hate based. It includes groups in Montana. Montana Human Rights Network Co-Director Rachel Carroll Rivas spoke with MTPR's Edward O'Brien for a statewide perspective that started with her definition of hate groups.

"A Town on Fire" screening and panel discussion Friday, June 3, in Helena.
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Hate groups. Anti-government radicals. White supremacists. These are taglines for a new documentary film featuring the cultural climate of the Flathead Valley.