The discussion, which was held on X-Spaces, formerly known as Twitter Spaces, featured Ngo and his lawyer, Mark Trammell of the Center for American Liberty. The two took a deep-dive discussion into the civil jury trial being marred by security threats, the defense lawyer's infamous comments to the jurors, and Ngo's court victories and losses against his assailants.
The journalist, who won a $300,000 victory on Monday against his Antifa attackers who had been found in default for failure to appear in court, said that the "emotional rollercoaster" of going to trial against Antifa was worth it because, with his victory, he was able to fight for "those who have been victimized and suffered in silence."
Ngo, who was forced to flee the United States to feel a sense of safety over the unprecedented targeting by Antifa for his journalism, explained that the trial was difficult for him to endure due to him being forced to face his attackers head-on and having to re-live through the trauma.
While left-leaning judges and attorneys have infiltrated the courts, Ngo asserted that it is critical for conservatives to ensure there is adequate legal aid available to defend those who stand up against Antifa. He praised his legal team at the Center for American Liberty and encouraged his supporters to donate to help offset his legal costs.
Ngo discussed his stunning defeat in the civil jury trial against Antifa defendants John Colin Hacker and Elizabeth Renee Richter, in which the jury had found them not liable for assault, battery, and intentional infliction of emotional distress earlier this month. The trial was marred by security threats and Ngo's lawyer, Mark Trammell, explained that after the court had found the defaulted defendants liable, they were weighing their legal options, which could consist of an appeal to the jury's decision.
On Monday, the court ruled in favor of Post Millennial senior editor Andy Ngo and found Antifa defendants Corbyn "Katherine" Belyea, Madison "Denny" Lee Allen, and Sammich Overkill Schott-Deputy liable for assault, battery, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Judge Sinapalsai ordered each defendant to pay Ngo $100,000 in damages.
Defendants Belyea, Allen, and Schott-Deputy were involved in the June 29, 2019 attack on Ngo, in which he was brutally beaten by a mob of alleged members of Rose City Antifa while reporting on an event in Portland, Oregon, according to Ngo's complaint. This attack received national attention and is most commonly referred to as the "milkshake" incident. Ngo was left severely injured and was admitted to the hospital as a result of this attack, which caused a significant injury to Ngo's brain.
Ngo, who is most famously known for his reporting on Antifa and far-left extremism, testified that the attack had caused significant emotional distress and trauma which impacted his ability to work in the field as a ground reporter and videographer. The journalist explained that he had to undergo physical and cognitive therapy, and was left with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following the attack. The incident also reportedly left Ngo with short-term memory issues, Ngo testified.
Earlier this month during the civil jury trial, the jurors had found alleged Antifa defendants John Colin Hacker and Elizabeth Renee Richter not liable for damages in the civil suit Ngo had filed against Rose City Antifa, et al. This is despite significant video and written evidence that Ngo's team had submitted against the two defendants, and an admission of guilt by defendant Hacker. The two defendants had been accused by Ngo of approaching him while he was reporting undercover, and then doxxing him to members of black bloc Antifa, which led to a series of brutal beatings across downtown Portland on May 28, 2021, before Ngo sought refuge in a hotel.
The Post Millenial hosted an exclusive discussion on Ngo's trial debrief.
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