Editor of Ohio-based extremist website facing lawsuit
The editor of a white supremacist website will soon face a federal judge.
Jewish real estate agent Tayna Gersh filed suit against the publisher of The Daily Stormer, based in Worthington, saying his articles are terrorizing her and her family.
"I received emails, texts and voice mails threatening my life. I was told I would be driven to the brink of suicide," Gersh told reporters in a conference call with her attorneys this week.
"There was one night I came home and my husband was sitting in a completely dark house and had suitcases in our room and he said he had no idea of what kind of danger we are in."
According to the invasion of privacy and intimidation suit filed in Montana, Gersh and her family, including her two young sons, have been photoshopped on the website run by extremist Andrew Anglin.
The "troll storm" started in December, when the mother of another white supremacist spoke out against Gersh when the two spoke about the sale of a property in Whitefish, Montana.
Since then, Gersh says the hateful messages have now reached 700.
"I once answered the phone and all I heard were gunshots," said Gersh. "I took another call and they said you really should have died in the Holocaust with the rest of your people."
No one answered the door at the Central Ohio apartment listed in Anglin's name.
The Gersh family is asking for at least $75,000 from the lawsuit and are now considering a restraining order against Anglin and his publication.