Marijuana Lab Owner Resigns After Antifa Claims She’s a Neo-Nazi

ashley.rae | December 15, 2017
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The owner of a cannabis testing facility in Oregon claims she is the victim of an anti-white “hate crime” after she was pressured to resign from her position as CEO due to reports by local antifa activists that she is associated with neo-Nazis.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports OG Analytical owner and CEO Bethany Sherman was accused by Eugene Antifa members of providing food for “neo-Nazi gatherings” and running a Twitter account that references a white supremacist slogan. Sherman’s partner, Matthew Combs, was also accused of being an organizer for a white supremacist group.

While the Oregonian/OregonLive did not receive a response by text when they asked Sherman if she ran that particular Twitter account, Sherman issued a statement claiming she is the victim of an anti-white hate crime for committing a “thought crime”:

[…] I would like to address these claims head-on. I am not, nor have I ever been, a "Neo-Nazi" or affiliated with any "Neo-Nazi" group or any other extremist organization.

The accusations made against me and my family are very upsetting to me, and I want to make it clear that this is not who we are. The contents of this article are very twisted in their portrayal of events.

My only crime is a thought crime, akin to 1984. I believe that the world is tapestry of beautiful colors, each one full of a wealth of cultural heritage, and that each culture has a right to be proud of their heritage, and an obligation to protect and preserve that culture. I believe that this tapestry is not exclusive of European Americans, and I find it extremely disconcerting that it is admired and revered to have "Gay Pride," "Black Pride," "Asian Pride," or pride in any other cultural heritage, but if you have "White Pride," it automatically makes you a Nazi, and you are ostracized, attacked, and lynched by your community.

[…]

I am a human being, just like you, and I've worked very hard to give back and to create a safe and accessible industry for ALL Oregonians. I am the victim of a hate crime, perpetrated by an anonymous organization whose primary aim is to ruin other peoples' lives.

Despite Sherman claiming that the attacks against her constitute a hate crime and hold no bearing, she announced in her statement to the Oregonian/OregonLive that she is resigning from her position at OG Analytical and is putting the business up for sale.

Sherman told Leafly, a marijuana-related publication, that the Oregonian/OregonLive story has trumped up publicity for her business and led to offers.

OG Analytics lab director Rodger Voelker, however, told the Oregonian/OregonLive that “The brand is dead.”

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