Paul Pelosi hammer attack: David DePape went down conspiracy rabbit hole, defense says

Posted on AllSides November 9th, 2023
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David DePape, the man accused of attacking Nancy Pelosi's husband Paul with a hammer, went down a right-wing conspiracy theory rabbit hole believing outlandish accusations about the likes of George Soros, Rep. Adam Schiff, and even the Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks, a jury heard Thursday.

Defense attorney Jodi Linker told jurors in a San Francisco federal courtroom in her opening statement that DePape, a onetime nude enthusiast-turned-hemp-jewelry maker, wholeheartedly believes, "Tom Hanks, the actor, raped a 13-year-old girl."

Linker explained that DePape also firmly believes allegations that Schiff abuses children,...

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