Neo-Nazi website operator ordered to pay $725K in harassment lawsuit
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The first black woman to serve as student president at American University has been awarded more than $700,000 in a lawsuit against a neo-Nazi who organized a harassment campaign against her, according to NBC News.

A federal judge on Friday granted a default judgment awarding Taylor Dumpson more than $725,000 in her lawsuit against Andrew Anglin, the founder of the Daily Stormer website, according to the outlet.

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Anglin called for readers of the site to “troll storm” Dumpson on social media following a 2017 incident in which someone hung nooses with bananas on the AU campus following her election.

"This ruling should send a strong message to other white supremacists that they can and will be held accountable for hateful activity that constitutes unlawful discrimination, no matter whether it occurs online or in the real world," Kristen Clarke, president of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, which represented Dumpson, said in a statement.

The organization previously won another case on Dumpson’s behalf against an Oregon neo-Nazi who targeted her during the same period. The man, Evan James McCarty, was ordered in 2018 to write a “sincere, and thorough personal apology” to Dumpson and no longer associate with white supremacists.

In July, a U.S. magistrate judge recommended Anglin be ordered to pay $14 million in a separate lawsuit from Tanya Gersh, a Jewish Montana real estate agent who was the subject of another harassment campaign he masterminded.

Anglin has also been ordered to pay $4.1 million in damages to Muslim comedian Dean Obeidallah after falsely accusing him of involvement in the May 2017 terrorist attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England.

Anglin did not appear in court in any of the three cases, and his former attorney has said he is no longer a U.S. resident.