Publisher of neo-Nazi website hiding from suit

Published 7:47 am Tuesday, October 24, 2017

BATON ROUGE, La. — Lawyers suing a neo-Nazi website’s publisher asked a federal judge Monday for court-ordered permission to question the man’s relatives about his whereabouts. Private investigators believe The Daily Stormer’s publisher, Andrew Anglin, is living in the Worthington, Ohio, area but couldn’t find him there last month, according to attorneys for a Muslim-American radio host who sued Anglin in August.

The lawyers want to question Anglin’s father and brother under oath and ask if they know where he is living, so he can be served with a copy of the federal lawsuit filed in Ohio.

SiriusXM Radio show host Dean Obeidallah’s suit says Anglin falsely labeled him as the “mastermind” behind a deadly bombing at a concert in England. Obeidallah, a comedian and Daily Beast columnist, said he received death threats after the article’s June 1 publication.

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Obeidallah’s suit says the site embedded fabricated messages in the post to make them seem like they had been sent from Obeidallah’s Twitter account, tricking readers into believing he took responsibility for the May 22 terrorist attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.

Obeidallah’s lawyers said their private investigators didn’t find Anglin at five addresses they visited in the Worthington area, where most of his family lives. Anglin “appears to be concealing his location,” possibly with help from his family, the plaintiffs’ attorneys wrote.

Anglin has posted on social media about Obeidallah’s suit, the radio host’s attorneys said.

“He is openly mocking the Court, often referring to this action as an ‘lolsuit’ (i.e., a ‘laugh out loud’ suit),” they wrote.