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He Got Threatened and ‘Doxxed’—for Appearing in a Biden Ad


The subject of a recent Joe Biden campaign ad says he and his family have faced vicious and disturbing harassment since the one-minute television spot debuted and sparked backlash from President Donald Trump’s campaign and his conservative media allies.

“All I did was speak up for my employees and community, and yet this is the price my family and I have to pay?” Joe Malcoun said in an email shared with The Daily Beast.

Earlier this week, Biden’s campaign released the national TV ad featuring Malcoun, a businessman who owns an Ann Arbor, Michigan live music venue The Blind Pig. In the commercial, Malcoun described the struggles that small independent music venues face due to the coronavirus pandemic and the halting of live performances with seemingly no end in sight.

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