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Tim Gionet biography: 13 things about Baked Alaska from Anchorage

Tim Gionet

Tim Gionet

Anthime Joseph Gionet is a white man originally from Alaska, United States. He also goes by the name Tim Gionet.

As a neo-Nazi, anti-semitic conspiracy theorist and a social media personality, Gionet is known as Baked Alaska. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He is the youngest biological child of pharmacist Paul Gionet and nurse Susanne Gionet, who are devout Christians. In the 1990s, his family started a missionary organization that led trips to the remote Russian Far East. It was originally called Russian Encouragement Ministries but has been renamed as REM Alaska. (a) (b)
  2. He has two biological siblings and five adoptive siblings from Russia. As a kid, teenager and young adult, he went to Russia with his parents around 15 times. (a) (b)
  3. He was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. (a) He was given the nickname Baked Alaska because he is from Alaska and he smoked marijuana. (b)
  4. In 2006, he graduated from Grace Christian School, a private K-12 school in Anchorage. In his senior year, he was elected class president and was voted Most Sarcastic. (a)
  5. Right after his high school graduation, he moved from Alaska to Los Angeles, California, USA. He attended Azusa Pacific University, an evangelical school in California, where he studied film and marketing. While studying in the university, he worked at Warner Bros. Records, which led him to Warper Tour founder Kevin Lyman who then offered him a job. He started as an intern at Warper Tour before having a paid position doing social media and marketing. (b)
  6. In 2011, he worked for Capitol Records but left and decided to pursue a career as a musician. (b) By 2013, he was known for the music videos of his novelty rap songs, which reflected his Alaskan roots. (a) His life as a rapper led him to the party scene in Los Angeles. He suffered from drugs and alcohol addiction and sought professional help to get sober. (b)
  7. When BuzzFeed Motion Pictures was looking for a social media strategist, he sent an application. He forgot about it and decided to leave Los Angeles and go back to Alaska in 2014. He was on his way to the airport when he received a call from BuzzFeed telling him that he was hired. (b) He had a strong following on the short video sharing platform Vine at the time. (a) At BuzzFeed, he went by the name Timothy Treadstone(a) In 2016, he left the digital outlet for a job managing the college tour of right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos, which eventually led to his first meeting with Donald Trump. In May 2016, Trump signed his tattooed arm after a rally in San Diego, California. (b)
  8. In 2016, he started gaining attention as a supporter of the far-right movement and a person espousing white nationalism and anti-Semitism. (a) At the time, he identified as a libertarian, supported Kentucky senator Rand Paul‘s bid for the White House, opposed the war on drugs and participated in Black Lives Matter protests. In 2017, he said BuzzFeed turned him into a monster and said what attracted him to Trump was his stance against political correctness. (b)
  9. On December 10, 2020, he refused to leave a bar in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA then pepper sprayed an employee. After being arrested, he was released but was prohibited from leaving Arizona without the court’s permission. (c)
  10. On January 6, 2021, he livestreamed the riot at U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., USA. That day, Trump’s supporters breached the building while a joint session of Congress was certifying the vote of the Electoral College and affirming Joe Biden‘s victory in the 2020 presidential election. (d)
  11. A court hearing was set in Scottsdale on January 14, 2021 for his violation of  a previous release by traveling to Washington, D.C. but he did not attend so Judge James Blake issued an arrest warrant. On January 15, 2021, he posted a $3,000 bond. Represented by Zach Thornley, he is expected to attend a pretrial conference on January 22, 2021. (c)
  12. Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent Nicole Miller filed a criminal complaint against him for his participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021. It was assigned to U.S. Magistrate Judge G. Michael Harvey on January 7, 2021.  (d)
  13. On January 15, 2021, FBI agents arrested him in Houston, Texas, USA. (e) He was 33 years old at the time of his arrest. (a)

(This is a developing story. More details are being added.) 

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