Woman awarded $725k in suit against neo-Nazi website founder

WASHINGTON — The first black woman to serve as American University's student government president has won a lawsuit against a neo-Nazi website operator who orchestrated an online harassment campaign against her.

A federal judge granted default judgment Friday to Taylor Dumpson and awarded her more than $725,000 after The Daily Stormer founder Andrew Anglin and a follower failed to respond to her lawsuit.

The judge awarded Dumpson compensatory damages of $101,429.28, punitive damages of $500,000, and attorneys' fees and costs of $124,022.10. The judge also entered a restraining order against Anglin, his Moonbase Holdings limited liability company, and Brian Andrew Ade.

After Dumpson became student government president in 2017, someone hung nooses with bananas containing derogatory messages on the university's campus. Anglin posted an article about the incident and directed followers to "troll storm" Dumpson on social media.

Must Read

Ford says it will have a fully autonomous car by...

Aug 17, 2016

Ford Motor Co. intends to have a fully driverless vehicle _ no steering wheel, no pedals _ on the...

Gawker sold to Univision in aftermath of Hulk...

Aug 16, 2016

Spanish-language broadcaster Univision won an auction Tuesday for Gawker Media, which was put on...

South African vineyard's duck parade doubles as...

Aug 17, 2016

South African vineyard's duck parade doubles as pest control; environmentalists approve

France holds security meeting to discuss...

Aug 17, 2016

The French government has held a special security meeting to discuss increasing protection measures...

Israel-EU tension up over rise in West Bank home...

Aug 17, 2016

The Palestinian government has brought foreign diplomats to a school in the West Bank to highlight...

About Us

Started in 2015, Science Of The World offers in-depth news about the latest scientific discoveries. If you’re looking for a reliable source, Science Of The World is the one for you.

Subscribe Now!