"Let her know that you fully support her struggle against bananas," the website owner wrote to persuade his followers into trolling her.
According to Newsweek, Andrew Anglin, owner of a Neo-nazi website, The Daily Stormer was ruled by a federal judge to pay a sum of $725,000 to Taylor Dumpson, a black ex-student president of the American University.
According to the lawsuit, on April 30th, 2017, Dumpson became the student president of the American University in Washington, D.C. The next day, reportedly, a masked man hung nooses carrying bananas around the campus. Racist slurs against black people were inscribed over the bananas.
When the news spread, Anglin posted a blog on his website, The Daily Stormers, in which he wrote, "No one feels safe around bananas. Some racists have taken to calling this African Queen 'Dumpy Dumpson,' smdh [shaking my damn head]."
Anglin also breached her privacy by adding Dumpson's contact details and social media links in his blog. "Be sure to send her some words of support on Facebook, and hit up the AU Student Government on Twitter. Let her know that you fully support her struggle against bananas," he wrote to persuade his followers into trolling her.
Brian Andrew Ade is another harasser who tweeted and messaged racial slurs to her. She filed a lawsuit against Ade, Anglin and the company owned by him. However, as the defendants did not contest the case, Dumpson moved for a default judgment against them.
BREAKING: We won our lawsuit against the Daily Stormer!— Kristen Clarke (@KristenClarkeJD) August 9, 2019
We sued this white supremacist website after they led a racist online harassment campaign against a former Black student at American Univ.
This case should send a strong message to other racists across the US. @LawyersComm pic.twitter.com/ASv6ctJvxh
Friday, the judge agreed and found Anglin, Ade and Moonbase Holdings owed Dumpson compensatory damages of $101,429.28, punitive damages of $500,000 and attorney's fees and costs of $124,022.10. The judge also granted a restraining order against the defendants and banned Anglin and The Daily Stormer from publishing anything more about Dumpson.
Our victory against the Daily Stormer marks the first decision to ever hold that online harassment can interfere with equal rights to enjoy public accommodations.— Kristen Clarke (@KristenClarkeJD) August 9, 2019
We will continue fighting to eliminate hate root and branch.
A copy of the opinion here—> https://t.co/hJnW108Y4h