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Judge awards Andy Ngo $300,000 in damages over 2019 attack in Portland
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Judge awards Andy Ngo $300,000 in damages over 2019 attack in Portland

Post Millennial senior editor Andy Ngo was awarded $300,000 after three alleged Antifa defendants failed to defend themselves in court as part of a lawsuit that accuses them of assault during a 2019 protest in Portland.

Multnomah County Circuit Judge Chanpone Sinlapasai divided the damages among the three defendants who did not show up to defend themselves. The trial, which took approximately one hour, featured Ngo giving his unchallenged testimony.

The Oregonian revealed that the three accused in the case are Madison Allen, Katherine Belyea, and Joseph Evans, who goes by the legal name Sammich Overkill Schott-Deputy.

The court hearing was held in a virtual setting on Monday at the Multnomah County Courthouse. The three defendants were found in default on July 14 by the pretrial judge for not responding to Ngo's complaint. They did not appear at the civil jury trial held earlier this month.

The Post Millennial reported that Allen, Belyea, and Schott-Deputy were allegedly involved in the brutal assault of Ngo on June 29, 2019. Ngo was reportedly attacked by the alleged Rose Antifa members while reporting on an event in Portland, Oregon. The incident has come to be known as the "milkshake" incident.

Not only was a "milkshake" hurled onto Ngo, he was also punched and kicked. He suffered severe injuries, including significant injury to his brain. Video footage of the incident was submitted to the court by Ngo's attorney, Dorothy Yamamoto, as evidence during the hearing.

Ngo posted to X following the determination: "Today's victory is a small vindication for the disappointing jury verdict earlier this month at trial. Collecting on these judgments will pose serious challenges; however, I’m deeply grateful for the support of the @liberty_ctr and my counsel Dorothy Yamamoto (@MY_llp_law), Gregory Michael, @pnjaban, James Buchal and @mark_trammell for believing in me, and helping me hold these attackers accountable for trying to violently silence my First Amendment rights."

"While it will continue to be a steep uphill battle to collect today's awarded damages given the default defendants' history of evasion, I remain determined to hold Antifa and its members accountable for their violent attacks."

Ngo has garnered a reputation as a journalist focused on Antifa and far-left extremism. But during the hearing, he mentioned he had suffered trauma and emotional distress that have negatively impacted his ability to work as a ground reporter and videographer. He also explained that he had to undergo cognitive therapy and developed post-traumatic stress disorder, per the Post Millennial.

In addressing the damages, Yamamoto submitted evidence to the court that included an invoice of $1,405.60 for an ambulance service. There was also a receipt from Apple for $1,827.90 concerning Ngo's phone that was broken during the attack.

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Ngo also had a security system installed at his family's home out of fear of ongoing threats. Yamamoto provided a receipt showing that Ngo paid $560.00 for security cameras that also came with a $57.99 monthly fee. Additionally, the security cameras came with a $829.00 installation fee.

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