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May 18, 2022

A Man FAR WORSE Than Jack Murphy Has MELTDOWN Over A Superchat! Ethan Ralph Hits A Sad New Low

TheQuartering [5/18/2022]

According to CtrixNews:

On the morning of Jan. 5, far-right podcaster Ethan Ralph entered the Richmond Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court in Richmond, Virginia. The 36-year-old Richmond resident walked out having been convicted of disseminating images of another in a case of “revenge porn” against Faith Vickers, the mother of his child and his ex-girlfriend, who was 18 at the time of the crime.

Court records from the Jan. 5 plea that were provided to Right Wing Watch show that Ralph pleaded “nolo contendere,” thus accepting conviction without admitting guilt. Presiding over the case, Judge Brice Edward Lambert sentenced Ralph to 12 months and suspended the sentence, meaning Ralph will not go to jail so long as he maintains “good behavior.”

Ralph hosts “Killstream,” a podcast that has welcomed a host of extremists, from failed neo-Nazi ​congressional candidate Patrick Little to white supremacist Lana Lokteff. He was a leader in the misogynist 2014 Gamergate campaign, which harassed and doxxed female developers. More recently, he’s defended white nationalist Nick Fuentes and invited white supremacist Richard Spencer on to his show.

Ralph was supposed to spend the two days prior to his plea hosting a 24-hour “Free Ralph Festival” featuring far-right internet figures, but the fundraiser for his legal fees was stymied in part by a snowstorm. The promotional image for the event, which Ralph shared on Twitter, featured a debate between Styx Hexenhammer, née Tarl Warwick, who regularly espouses nationalistic views to his nearly 500,000 subscribers on YouTube, and Paul Ray Ramsey, a misogynist white nationalist. Others set to appear in support of Ralph included British fascist Mark Collett and Adam Green, founder of a conspiracist website known for peddling antisemitic conspiracy theories.

Over the years, Ralph’s podcast and internet persona have showcased his blend of extremist views and abusive behavior, most notably on Aug. 11, 2020.

In the early hours of that day, while Vickers, then his girlfriend, was in the hospital, Ralph released a video of the two of them having sex on another individual’s livestream. He told Vickers that he had been hacked.

Ralph was arrested for sharing the video in mid-December 2020 after Vickers had left Ralph in Richmond and moved across the country. He was released on his own recognizance in lieu of bail the same day.

In February 2021, the prosecution tabled its case against Ralph via “nolle prosequi.” While Ralph celebrated the prosecution’s decision and falsely claimed he was “exonerated,” Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Kelli Burnett told Right Wing Watch at the time that “nolle prosequi” “is not the same thing as not guilty.”

While “nolle prosequi” cases are rarely revisited, the prosecution reinstated its case against Ralph in August, following Vickers’ request to pursue the case again. By that time, Vickers had been granted a domestic violence temporary restraining order against Ralph for her son and herself, a restraining order that Ralph has been charged with violating twice, according to court documents.

The 12-month suspended sentence handed down to Ralph by Judge Lambert means Ralph will not serve his 12 months in jail as long as he maintains “good behavior,” including “keeping the peace, obeying the order and paying fines and costs.” As such, Ralph will essentially be on unsupervised probation for the next year and could potentially head to jail for up to a year for any infraction. The conviction is not his first; back in 2018, Ralph spent eight months in jail for resisting arrest and attacking a police officer who, Ralph has seemed keen to note, is Latino.

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