Alt-Right Leader Richard Spencer Proves He's as Heinous as You Think - 2019-01-14
Richard Spencer, the man who claims to have coined the term "alt-right" as a polite company way to say "white nationalism," is getting a divorce. If this were a normal divorce proceeding, that wouldn't be news, but Spencer is accused of physically and verbally abusing his wife, Nina Kouprianova, almost as soon as the two were married.
At the Huffington Post, Lyz Lenz details the allegations from Kouprianova, and they're unsettling to read. Kouprianova describes Spencer waking her up in the middle of the night to scream at her, him dragging her down the stairs to force her to watch a movie with him, and threatening to break her nose. When he spoke to Lenz, Spencer denied that he'd ever physically abused Kouprianova, but admits that he said "terrible things" to her because she so "frustrated" him. But the judge in the case has refused to seal the records, and they tell a different story:
In an affidavit filed in June, Kouprianova claims that her eight-year marriage to Spencer was rife with abuse—emotional, financial and physical. In July 2014, when Kouprianova was four months pregnant, according to the affidavit, Spencer pushed her down and held her by her neck and her jaw. She has pictures of the bruising.