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Joel Vangheluwe

Joel Vangheluwe

Joel Vangheluwe was incorrectly identified as a suspect in the Charlottesville car attack that occurred August 12, 2017.Gotnews.com incorrectly reported that the 2010 Dodge Challenger used in the attack was currently registered to his father Jerome [0]and pointed to his son Joel as the assumed perpetrator.

In fact the car had been sold years before the attack.

From that point other news agencies spread the false information which resulted in calls for retaliatory killings and the Doxxing of Vangheluwe and his family.

[1] [2] [3]In response the Jerome Vangheluwe and Joel Vangheluwe filed a lawsuit against Gotnews.com and other news outlets which settled out of court. [4] [2]


Citation Linkweb.archive.orgGotnews.com "Breaking Charlottesville Car Terrorist is anti trump open borders druggie" Archived via web.archive.org 7/12/2017
Feb 18, 2019, 9:03 PM
Citation Linkmlive.comMichigan family sues alt-right sites over fake news reports on Charlottesville attack
Feb 18, 2019, 9:12 PM
Citation Linkthehill.comMan misidentified as Charlottesville driver sues far-right websites for defamation
Feb 18, 2019, 9:12 PM
Citation Linksplcenter.orgCostly Hate
Feb 18, 2019, 9:13 PM
Citation Linkcourthousenews.comUnited States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan Southern Division
Feb 18, 2019, 9:15 PM