Ngo v. Rose City Antifa

Ngo v. Rose City Antifa

Justice for Andy! Three Antifa Defendants Held Accountable in Court

On August 21, 2023, Andy Ngo received justice from three of the defendants in his case Andy Ngo v. Rose City Antifa. During a hearing regarding three defaulted Antifa defendants, the court found that Ngo was in fact assaulted by these defendants, and ordered Madison “Denny” Lee Allen, Katherine “Corbyn” Belyea, and Sammich Overkill Schott-Deputy (formerly Joseph Christian Evans) to pay Ngo $300,000, split evenly among them.

This is a huge victory for Ngo and for the fight to hold these violent extremists accountable for their actions. 

While these defendants were held accountable, Ngo’s verdict at trial on August 8, 2023, was disappointing. Read about it here:

Two Antifa members escaped justice in August’s trial, but four defendants have now been forced to pay for their attempts to violently silence Ngo–an historic judgment.

The Center for American Liberty will work with Ngo on next steps in this case, but it should be clear: we will not stand idly by as violent criminals seek to silence journalists like Ngo.

Learn More: Andy Ngo’s Case

Defendants, through a coordinated campaign of threatened and actual violence, harassment, and stalking have sought to suppress independent journalist Ngo’s activities through a pattern of violent, harassing, and stalking behavior. Defendants are members of Antifa, a group deemed a “domestic terrorist group” by President Donald Trump, and widely known for its organized violence and riotous behavior.

Violent members of Antifa, and similar organizations throughout the United States, must understand that they cannot simply assault members of the public with impunity.

Ngo, with his persistent reporting, has brought to light many misdeeds of this terrorist organization and is perhaps more responsible than any other American journalist for increasing public awareness of the threat Antifa and its followers pose to public safety.

In retaliation for Ngo’s unfavorable coverage, and in an effort to intimidate Ngo from further revealing Antifa’s illegal acts, Defendants have targeted Ngo, including by assaulting and threatening Ngo to the point of causing lasting and significant physical injuries; publicizing private and personal information about the whereabouts of Ngo and his family; and even attempting to break into his family’s home, among a multitude of other threats and acts of violence.

On Saturday, June 29th, 2019, Portland-based journalist Andy Ngo was covering the often violent and disruptive protests within the city of Portland. While reporting on the Antifa protests, he was brutally targeted and assaulted by multiple members of Antifa. While Andy was perhaps the most high-profile individual assaulted that day, he was certainly not the only one.

Our legal actions against Portland members of Antifa may also include lawsuits against government defendants who have contributed to the dangerous situation that led to the assault on Andy and other members of the public. This potential suit will demand that public officeholders are held accountable, and will work to ensure that all members of the public in Portland are ensured equal protection of civil rights in the future.

Making matters worse, the Portland Police Department – which had multiple officers nearby during the assault of Andy Ngo, refused to intervene during the assault, and has also refused to arrest any of the assailants, despite being provided with evidence in the form of multiple videos showing the assault.

Quick Facts

  • Journalist Andy Ngo was assaulted in Portland on June 29th, 2019 by members of Antifa
  • Police refused to intervene during the assault despite being on location
  • Portland PD refused to arrest anyone despite extensive video evidence
  • Andy is looking into potential civil legal action against the attackers and any accountable government officials


  • Rose City Antifa
  • Benjamin Bolen
  • John Hacker
  • Corbyn (Katherine) Belyea
  • Joseph Christian Evans
  • Madison Lee Allen

Ngo v. Rose City Antifa

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