Jaws dropped when authorities announced they arrested Juan Thompson for threatening Jewish community centers.

Thompson made these threats in his ex-girlfriend’s name as an act of revenge, to frame her for the crimes. But this isn’t the first time Thompson has made headlines.

In fact, Thompson flew into the spotlight for fabricating references when he worked at The Intercept.

Yes, Thompson has a history of lying and drawing attention to himself.

Fake News

In January, The Intercept fired Thompson after three years because he “fabricated several quotes in his stories.” He “created fake email accounts that he used to impersonate people.”

Thompson even created a Gmail account under the name of Betsy Reed, the editor-in-chief of The Intercept.

One story included quotes from a supposed cousin of Dylann Roof, who murdered nine black people at a historic black church in Charleston, SC:

“After speaking with two members of Dylann Roof’s family, The Intercept can no longer stand by the premise of this story. Both individuals said that they do not know of a cousin named Scott Roof.”

In the now-retracted article, Thompson had claimed that “Scott Roof” had speculated during a phone conversation that Dylann Roof may been driven to murder nine black churchgoers at a Charleston, South Carolina church because “he kind of went over the edge when a girl he liked starting dating a black guy two years back.” Thompson’s report was picked up by dozens of other news outlets.

He made eight threats

The authorities claim that Thompson “made at least eight threats against Jewish organizations.” In a few he used his ex-girlfriend’s name, but also made a few in his name. He even ranted against his ex on Twitter:

Thompson tweeted to the Secret Service about her, too:

Tweeted about the bombing threats

Yes, Thompson showed outrage against the bomb threats and vandalism on Twitter:

Racist, leftist, and socialist

After his firing, Thompson became more enraged against whites, expressing his hatred on Twitter. He aimed this hatred at Trump as well.

Sent nude photos of his ex-girlfriend to her boss

Thompson went off the deep end after his girlfriend broke up with him that he ended up stalking her. He sent nude photographs of her to her boss:

He also made up texts and emails to her supposedly from a friend that showed Thompson in trouble:


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