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Meet Paul Pelosi’s Attacker David DePape: Who Was The Conspiracy Theorist’s Real Target?

A 42-year-old man has been accused of breaking into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco house, and beating her husband, Paul Pelosi with a hammer before dawn Friday (Oct. 28). San Francisco authorities have identified the alleged attacker as David Wayne DePape. Here is all you need to know about him.

Who Is David DePape?

According to the details provided by his grandfather, Gene DePape, David DePape is a 42-year-old man born and raised in Powell River, British Columbia. However, he moved to California almost two decades back to ‘pursue a romantic relationship’.

David DePape was known for embracing multiple conspiracy theories on a variety of subjects like climate change, the Covid-19 pandemic and voter fraud via several online platforms. Not only this, but just like Kanye West, he is known for posting several anti-semitic rants, and embracing hate speech.

David previously came into light after he posted videos from  “My Pillow” founder and Donald Trump sycophant Mike Lindell. In his recent post, DePae wrote, “Trump you NEEEEEEEED to make Tulsi your VP in 2024.”  Other controversial posts include tech company “Censorship” and using labels like “paedophile normalization”, “Creationism” and “Facts are Racist”.

CNN reported that DePape constantly circulated memes and conspiracy theories about Covid Vaccine, on Jan 6. Capitol Riots and the 2020 elections. Per David’s relatives, David has been  ‘out of touch with reality,” and estranged from his family.

For instance, David posted content about the “Great Reset”, a conspiracy theory that suggests global elites are using coronavirus to “usher in a new world order in which they gain more power and oppress the masses”. He targeted politicians by making claims that they are making fake promises to try to win votes, and “are offering you bribes in exchange for your further enslavement.”

David has been identified as an alleged attacker that took place in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s house. News outlets confirmed that the recent social media account that was blocked by Facebook on the Friday attack, belonged to David. After the attack, both Pelosi and David were taken to the hospital.

Was Paul Pelosi The Real Target?

On Friday (Oct. 28), a  Berkeley resident, David DePape allegedly invaded into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Pacific Heights home in San Francisco. He ended up attacking her husband, Paul Pelosi. Police authorities revealed that David was armed with a hammer and “violently assaulted” the 82-year-old Paul just before 2:30 a.m at his San Fransisco home.

After confronting Paul, David started shouting: “Where is Nancy?” During the time of the attack, Nancy was in Washington and was scheduled to deliver a speech today with Vice President Kamala Harris. As a result of the attack, Paul suffered blunt-force injuries and underwent a surgery for skull fracture.

It has come out that his actual target was Nancy Pelosi. San Francisco Police Chief William Scott released a statement: “Our officers tackled the suspect, disarmed him, and took him into custody.” He also revealed the name of the alleged attacker and it was then that social media started buzzing with his name, trying to figure out who David is, and whether he is “on the left or right of America’s political spectrum.”

If you missed this, DePape is a part of a nudist advocacy group in San Francisco’s Castro district. “I’ve been aware of him for a long time because he was associated with the public nudity folks in the Castro. It’s a long history with him,” State Senator Scott Wiener revealed about this attacker. The motive remains unknown but one thing is sure, it was the Democrat he wanted to attack.

I am Mallika Singh, a lawyer and writer by profession. Writing gives me a sense of freedom and independence. I am a keen observer and an ardent reader. When not at work, you can find me at the stable. Horse riding is another passion that keeps me going.


  1. You call yourself a reporter? I quote you here “ For instance, David posted content about the “Great Reset”, a conspiracy theory that suggests global elites”. Conspiracy theory? Are you a liar or just a terrible journalist. Klaus Schwab of the WEF (yep, Global Elites) wrote The Great Reset and has given that many interviews and commentaries about its implementation that a damn 5 year old could find them. I presume you have heard of the WEF and know how to find a website, where what you call a conspiracy theory can be confirmed.
    You and others of your ilk disgust me. And if you want to know why people like this ALLEGED attacker exist, go and take a long hard look in the mirror. You who spruik the narrative and the lies, and paint any critical thinker to be a crazed conspiracy theorist – you are the reason susceptible people do crazy things out of frustration! anger and despair. Not Trump, not Republicans in general and not any far right anything. You, and those like you are responsible, whether you choose to face it or not. Case in point: what you lack in factual basis, you fill in with sensationalist and totally irrelevant propoganda to try and make your story. The fact that you took the opportunity to have a stab at Kanye West in this story says it all. You parrot the propoganda, you don’t investigate, research and write, it’s laughable.
    If you’re wondering why I capitalised ALLEGED earlier, and you want to actually make an effort to exercise an independent thought process, do what I did and research the ALLEGED attackers blogspot. The domain was registered on the day of the attack. So you gotta think gee, now there’s a lad with some writing skills. Considering 1 second past midnight would constitute the commencement of the 28th October, he registered his domain, created his page, wrote his blogs and toddled on over to Nancy’s house all by 3am. Talented boy. And while you’re researching that, give Go Daddy a quick ring and ask if they diverted the page to NBC News (highly unlikely) or did the owner of the domain do that? Do I need to spell the rest out? Pretty hard to divert your domain from a jail cell, and as the registered owner or their duly authorised techie are the only ones who can transfer, divert etc…well, you don’t really need to be a rocket scientist to work this out do you? 😂😂


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