Wife of white nationalist Richard Spencer has accused him of being abused verbally, physically, and emotionally. Based on the filed report of Nina Koupriianova in the Flathead county district court, his husband had dragged her down the stairs in 2011 that left her with bruises. In 2014, Richard Spencer attacked her again while she was four months pregnant. He was also accused of dragging his wife’s hair, and even choking her.
Aside from all the physical abuse she received from her husband, Nina Koupriianova also said in her statement that Richard Spencer called her “genetically defective,” a “parasite” and his favorite statement “The only language women understand is violence.” Aside from that, he also says to Nina “I’m famous, and you are not! I’m important, and you are not!” every time he is mad. What is more worrying is that he verbally abused his wife in front of their young daughter.
As much as Richard Spencer wants to keep it out from the public, Buzzfeed News already reported the allegations filed by his wife in the court for a divorce. But Richard Spencer denied all the charges. He said that he is not an abusive person and that he did not put his wife in a dangerous situation.
Nina Koupriianova attempted to call the police a lot of times or even request for a protection order against his husband but afraid of more vengeance from him. It is in her filed statement that Richard Spencer’s abusive behavior, white nationalist political activist and drinker put their children in danger.
US nationalist Richard Spencer was first known for shouting ‘Hail Trump, Hail our people!’. He was also known as the one who has been greeted with Nazi salutes at a white nationalist event in November 2016 after Donald Trump was elected as president of the United States of America. He was also one of the most outstanding members in the violent white supremacist rallies in Charlotte, Virginia in 2017 that led to a vicious brawl in the street and left 32-year-old Heather Heyer dead.
Richard Spencer and Nina Koupriianova got married in 2010 and had 2 children. They had started living separately since July 2017.