A Prominent American Hate Group Just Collapsed Because of an Affair - 2018-03-14
Matthew Heimbach, the chief of the Traditionalist Worker Party and one of the the most prominent leaders of the American white nationalist movement, was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly attacking both his wife, Brooke Heimbach, and her stepfather—fellow party leader Matt Parrott. According to a police report obtained by the Southern Poverty Law Center, the bizarre events leading to his arrest stemmed from a tryst gone awry.
Apparently, Heimbach and Parrott's wife, Jessica, had an affair that lasted three months. But Heimbach's wife reportedly wanted to see if her husband would continue the fling despite having said it was over, Talking Points Memo reports. On Tuesday, Matt Parrott and Brooke Heimbach reportedly stood on a cardboard box outside a trailer home and spied on their significant others from the window.
According to at least one account in the report, the two began to have sex and Parrott went inside to confront Heimbach. Parrot said he poked Heimbach in the chest, and then Heimbach allegedly "choked him out" and caused him to lose consciousness. When he came to, Parrott took his younger step-daughter to a Walmart and called the cops, telling them that Heimbach's wife may have taken a recording of the encounter. Meanwhile, Heimbach allegedly attacked his wife Brooke, grabbing her face and throwing her onto a bed. He was carted off to the Orange County Jail in handcuffs.