Juan Thompson, a disgraced former reporter for The Intercept, was slammed with a five-year prison sentence Wednesday for phoning in bomb threats at Jewish community centers in a twisted revenge plot against his ex-girlfriend.
The jilted journo was led from court with his ex’s angry courtroom kiss-off ringing in his ears.
“This is domestic terror in the literal sense,” Francesca Rossi said in a tearful, scathing victim impact statement in Manhattan federal court.
“Juan devoted over an entire year to destroying my life,” she said of how Thompson made more than a dozen bomb threats around the country in her name.
The threats included a February 2017 email to a Jewish community center at an undisclosed location in Manhattan in which he promised a “Jewish Newtown.”
“He painted me as an anti-Semite, a racist, a drunk, a slut, a drug dealer, a child pornographer, and a gun runner,” she said of his twisted communications to her and others.
“He did everything that he could to instill terror in my life. Computers, phones and tablets all became the apparatus for his abuse.”
Thompson, 31, of St. Louis, worked for The Intercept from November 2014 to January 2016, when he was fired for fabricating sources and quotes in stories. He was dumped by Rossi the following July, and soon began waging his cyber-war against her.