US white nationalist Richard Spencer’s wife says he abused her

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Source: BBC News

The wife of US white nationalist Richard Spencer has accused him of being “physically, verbally and emotionally abusive”, US media report.

In papers filing for divorce, Nina Koupriianova said on one occasion in 2011 Mr Spencer dragged her down the stairs, resulting in bruises.

She said that in 2014 he again “attacked” her when she was four-months pregnant.

In comments to the Associated Press, Mr Spencer denied being an abusive person.

Richard Spencer is a figurehead for US far-right groups and popularised the term “alternative right”.

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