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.
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.