Richard Spencer Too Broke To Pay Lawyer As Charlottesville Trial Looms, Blames “Deplatforming”

  • Neo-Nazi Richard Spencer has watched his life fall apart since the Charlottesville protests that led to a woman’s murder by one of his followers.
  • The organization he ran from his mother’s $3 million summer home has dissolved, his wife divorced him, and he is facing trial for the deadly 2017 Neo-Nazi march but says he cannot afford a lawyer.
  • Spencer claims his money problems are, “Due to deplatforming efforts against me, it is very difficult for me to raise money as other citizens are able to.”

Tom Boggioni from Rawstory writes:

“According to a report in the New York Times, neo-Nazi Richard Spencer — once riding high as the face of white extremists who support Donald Trump — has seen his life collapse in the years since the Charlottesville protests that led to one woman losing her life.

In a deep dive into how that city of Whitefish, Montana became a hot-bed of extremism that led to locals pushing back, Spencer is Exhibit A demonstrating how white nationalists are being shunned and driven from town by locals.

With Rabbi Francine Green Roston of the Glacier Jewish Community/B’nai Shalom, explaining, “The best way to respond to hate and cyberterrorism in your community is through solidarity,” the Times’ Elizabeth Williamson writes, “Whitefish, a mostly liberal, affluent community nestled in a county that voted for Mr. Trump in 2016 and 2020, rose up and struck back. Residents who joined with state officials, human rights groups and synagogues say their bipartisan counteroffensive could hold lessons for others in an era of disinformation and intimidation, and in the wake of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.”

Case in point, she notes, is Spencer who once received a glossy write-up in the LA Times…”

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