Local Actor Agrees To Renounce White Nationalist Beliefs, Apologize To Victim Of Online Harassment

Dec 28, 2018

A Eugene community theater actor who allegedly cyber-harassed a black student leader has agreed to an unusual settlement with his victim.

Evan James McCarty allegedly moonlighted on neo-Nazi websites and participated in a campaign of harassment against Taylor Dumpson, the first black woman to serve as student body president at American University in Washington D.C.

The New York Times reports McCarty has agreed to anti-hate training, and will apologize to Dumpson in writing and on video.  She can use the video for civil rights advocacy, outreach, and educational activities.

McCarty's alleged behavior is one of several high-profile cases of white supremacist and neo-Nazi activity in Oregon over the past several years.  Many of those cases have centered on Eugene, including that of a cannabis lab owner who allegedly celebrated white supremacy online.

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