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Does Jerry Springer Know About You People?

Posted in Memory by Andy Hall on March 14, 2018

This is one bad cliche after another:

As TPM reported, Heimbach, 26, was arrested early Tuesday morning and charged with one felony count of domestic battery in the presence of a child under 16, and one misdemeanor count of battery. 

The arrest followed a bizarre sequence of events stemming from an extramarital affair Heimbach was conducting with his wife’s step-mother-in-law, according to the police report.

The white nationalist leader is married to the step-daughter of Matt Parrott, the Traditionalist Worker Party’s chief spokesman. Per the police report, Heimbach attacked both Parrott and his own wife, Brooke Heimbach, after the pair confronted Matthew Heimbach about an affair he was carrying out with Matt Parrott’s wife, Jessica.

The group all live in the same trailer park compound in rural Paoli, Indiana, where the Traditionalist Worker Party is based. In statements to the police, all four listed their professions as “white nationalists.”

Per the report, Brooke Heimbach and Matt Parrott tried to set Matthew Heimbach up to see if he would continue the affair after agreeing to call it quits. On Tuesday, they spied on him and Jessica Parrott through the window of the Parrotts’ trailer.

Matt Parrott and Matthew Heimbach got into a physical confrontation, and Matt Parrott later told the police that Matthew Heimbach grabbed him and “choked him out,” leaving him briefly unconscious.

Shortly after police arrived on the scene, the officer heard Matthew Heimbach arguing with his wife and “scuffling.” Brooke Heimbach told the police that her husband kicked the wall, grabbed her face, and “threw me with the hand on my face onto the bed” — a violent exchange she said she recorded on her cell phone. The couple’s two young sons were present for the altercation.

No word yet on whether former Virginia Flagger Heimbach, who was to be one of the featured speakers at the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, will be asked to return his Distinguished Service Medal.


Update, March 14: Lots more, um, raw details at The Daily Beast:

Heimbach and Jessica told Parrott they’d ended the relationship, but Parrott and Heimbach’s wife were skeptical. They arranged to “set up” Heimbach and Jessica in a trailer on Parrott’s property to catch them having sex.

Parrott stood on a box outside the trailer and watched Heimbach and Jessica have sex inside, according to a police report. When the box broke under Parrott’s weight, he entered the trailer to confront them. Heimbach allegedly choked him and chased him into a house, where Parrott threw a chair at him. Heimbach hit back, choking him into unconsciousness, according to the police report.

Parrott fled to a Walmart near his home and called police around 1 a.m. Tuesday morning.


h/t Margaret Blough.


Update, March 15: Matt Parrott announced, as part of the disbanding of his organization, that he’s destroying membership data and the physical storage media related to the group. But the Traditionalist Workers Party, as well as Parrott and Heimbach individually, are defendants in a lawsuit stemming from last August’s rally in Charlottesville. Probably not a wise move.




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  1. MARGARET D BLOUGH said, on March 14, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    OMG, Andy! The only reason that I didn’t dismiss this story out of hand is that you would NEVER pass along a story with this many cliches if you hadn’t checked it out (and yes, I did check the internet for more details).

    • Andy Hall said, on March 14, 2018 at 3:02 pm

      There’s no need to make up stuff like this. Just be patient and they will provide the material themselves.

  2. Rob Baker said, on March 14, 2018 at 1:34 pm

    “White Nationalist?”

    I don’t know about Southern mothers in Texas Andy, but I think mine would probably say their profession is “white trash.”

    • Andy Hall said, on March 14, 2018 at 1:44 pm

      Mine, too. But Coates convinced me not to use that term.

      • Rob Baker said, on March 14, 2018 at 1:57 pm

        I’m re-purposing it as a synonym for White Nationalist…

  3. Msb said, on March 14, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    Glad you’re connecting the dots: white supremacist, abuser, flagger. Did the rest of the flagger gang disavow him after Charlottesville?

    • Andy Hall said, on March 14, 2018 at 5:42 pm

      The Virginia Flaggers (wisely) stayed away from Charlottesville, although there were some well-known “heritage” folks who participated on their own. The Flaggers have never formally disavowed Heimbach, because as soon as he became a public liability to them, their official line was that he had nothing to do with their group, ample evidence to the contrary notwithstanding.

      One exception was Tripp Lewis, who asserted that Heimbach “is a good guy.” He apparently didn’t get the memo.

      • msb said, on March 15, 2018 at 3:25 am

        I knew you would know. Thanks for tracking these appalling people, so that the rest of us don’t have to.
        That said, my favorite part of the story is where Parrott’s farewell tweet says “The SPLC has won”. I do wonder how the SPLC made Parrott’s abusive son-in-law cuckold him and betray his (Parrott’s) daughter in the same act.

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