White nationalist Richard Spencer's wife, Nina Kouprianova, accused him of mistreating her physically, emotionally, and verbally during her eight-year marriage, according to documents and exhibits as part of her courtroom Divorce Procedure Filed
Kouprijanova said the abuse she documented in the form of transcribed conversations, emails, photos and even a conversation with the National Domestic Violence Hotline continued throughout her eight-year marriage and included incidents while she was pregnant ,
"Incidents of physical abuse include getting caught, being grabbed by their hair, being held in a manner that causes bruising, and being prevented from calling for help," Koupriianova claimed filed in a court case in the case in Flathead County, Mont. She said she was "reluctant to retaliate" and was reluctant to call the police or seek a protection order. "Much of the abuse occurred in the presence of the children of the parties."
Spencer is perhaps the most prominent white nationalist among the group of racially motivated extremists who became publicly visible during the 2016 elections and at events such as the White -supremacist rally in Charlottesville in 2017. Often quickly back to a telephone call or e-mail Mail from a reporter, Spencer was readily covered by the media as the public face of the loose collection of political ideologies surrounding racism, sexism, anti-Semitism, and race purity that make up the so-called alt-right.
Koupriianova's allegations, first reported by Buzzfeed, paint another portrait of Spencer.
The couple was married in 2010; The first instance of abuse occurred in 2011, when he "dragged her out of bed with arms, legs and hair, tore me down the stairs and threw me on the couch," which, according to an exhibition, led to bruising Court has filed.
In 2012, he hit her head in the ground while she was on the floor, she wrote. In 2014, when she was four months pregnant with her first child, he "attacked" her by leaning on her and holding her neck and jaw, she wrote in the exhibition.
"In the next few days on arrival to Canada, my mother noticed bruises on my jaw, chest and leg," wrote Kouprijanova. Photos she said were from the incident are included in the court record, although the images distributed by the court to reporters were of low quality and hard to identify. She also added an e-mail exchange with Spencer from July 2014, which she did after the incident.
"To be perfectly honest, I'm not ready to talk to you about what you've done, my jaw is bruised," she wrote.
"I understand," Spencer wrote, according to the exhibition. "I'm sorry, and I feel terrible."
"He often went to & # 39; Mr. Hyde & # 39; in the evening and had problems with physical intimacy, including hugs," Koupriianova wrote about Spencer.
Spencer and Kouprianova have two young children together.
Of the allegations made by Kouprianova, Spencer said in an affidavit, "I deny many of her claims."
"More importantly, none of the allegations of" abuse "have anything to do with my children," he wrote. "My interactions with my children were just healthy … The petitioners' behavior shows that they just want to earn points."
Eric Mills and Trevor Carlson, who are listed in recent court records as Spencers attorneys in the martial law dispute, did not respond to a request for comment. Spencer did not respond to e-mails sent to him.
Kouprianova and Spencer have been separated since at least November 2016; According to documents filed in court, they have been living separately since July 2017.
In 2017, when Kouprianova was nine months pregnant and her second child was pregnant, Spencer flew to her apartment "without warning" and tried to punch her in the face, after the court exhibition. She was assigned to a C-section two days later.
In February, Spencer grabbed her, pulled her and held her by the hair in a parking lot, then tried to attack her before he pushed his mother into the wall to prevent him from continuing to attack me, "Koupriyanova said three-year-old daughter watched in the door, Kouprijanova said.
"I tried to record this incident on my smartphone, which was on the dining table for my own protection," she wrote. "At this point both Mr. [Spencer] and his mother also took the phone, so I could not call the police. They continued to force me to clear the recording, took our daughter … with them.
She also wrote about years of attempts to harass, insult and humiliate her – "from adult temper tantrums, to his own way of getting violent outbursts of rage. In support of these allegations, she included numerous transcripts of smartphone shots.
In one after her breakup, Spencer tries to get her to answer the question of whether she believes her parents will attend her funeral. In others, he tells her that she has "no soul" and that she is "an ugly, hateful, just terrible person."
"You always talk about it," I want to jump off the bridge. # 39; What are you waiting for? In another transcript, he accuses her of being a "leech" and seems to be threatening that her work for his mother "might not last."
In addition to talking to In the National Homage to Domestic Violence, the submitted Kouprijanova's exhibits contained a medical letter from a gynecological clinic in Whitefish, Montgomery, stating that Kouprijanova "repeatedly expressed concern for her safety and well-being."
Spencer's favorite statements were: "The The only language women understand is violence, "wrote Kouprijanova.
Kouprijanova refused to speak with her lawyer on Tuesday.
Spencer told the Associated Press on Tuesday that he was" not insulting "in his He said in an affidavit that Kouprijanova endangers his relationship with his children. " me from a relationship with my children without any justification, "said Spencer." Our marital relationship is clearly strained, leading to this divorce. By contrast, my relationship with my children was full of joy and fulfillment. "
In another court document, Kouprijanova claims that Spencer" has noticeably increased his alcohol consumption in recent years, contributing to his aggression and unpredictability in behavior and reducing his impulse control.
Spencer said he occasionally drank alcohol, but said he had no chemical dependency issues.
Both Spencer's and Kouprijanova's lawyers had tried to seal the file, but a judge disagreed with their move
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