Neo-Nazi website founder’s lawyers are backing out of case

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A neo-Nazi website operator’s attorneys intend to withdraw from representing him in a lawsuit over an anti-Semitic “troll storm” that terrorized a Montana real estate agent’s family.

One of those lawyers, Marc Randazza, told The Associated Press on Friday that his decision stems from his client’s refusal to comply with a court order requiring him to be present in the U.S. for a deposition.

The Daily Stormer founder Andrew Anglin says he lives abroad and claims it’s too dangerous for him to travel to the U.S. However, U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah Lynch ruled that Anglin’s personal safety concerns are “factually unsupported.”

In an order Monday, Lynch warned Anglin that he faces a default judgment against him if he fails to appear for an April 30 deposition.

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