'Crying Nazi' Christopher Cantwell Allegedly Threatened Charlottesville Lawyer Suing Him - 2019-07-02
A neo-Nazi who participated in violent attacks during 2017's deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia is in trouble again—this time for allegedly making violent comments about the lawyer suing him for his actions in Charlottesville.
Christopher Cantwell (nicknamed the "Crying Nazi" after he made a tearful video about being arrested) is a far-right internet personality with a handful of violent criminal convictions and a fascist fanbase. Cantwell featured in a Vice News documentary about the deadly Charlottesville rally, where he attacked local protesters and bragged of his movement's potential to murder. Now he and the rally's key players are facing a major lawsuit, brought by lawyer Roberta Kaplan, whom he recently threatened with violence.
In a Tuesday court filing, Kaplan and her team called for sanctions against Cantwell, accusing him of putting Kaplan in danger and the trial at risk. The filing asks a judge to bar Cantwell from making further threats against Kaplan or her clients.