Portland-based illustrator Tara Faul was in the courtroom during the trial for Andy Ngo v. Rose City Antifa, et al. earlier this month in Multnomah County, Ore. The talented artist has kindly shared her sketches and drawings with me.
Some days during the seven-day trial had no photographer because of severe restrictions placed on media access by the court due to security concerns. The trial was marred by repeated security incidents and some have speculated that juror intimidation may have played a role in the verdict. Members of Antifa, including those with riot-related convictions or pending felony cases, were roaming the hallways and even entered the courtroom to try to intimidate me.
Trial defendants John Colin Hacker and Elizabeth Renee Richter were found not liable of assault and battery against me, even though Hacker admitted on the stand to one of the attacks.
Two weeks after the verdict was read, a follow-up court hearing resulted in three other defendants being found liable of assault, battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress against me. Madison "Denny" Lee Allen, Katherine "Corbyn" Belyea, and Sammich Overkill Schott-Deputy (formerly Joseph Christian Evans)—all trans people — were ordered to pay me $300,000 in damages. The latest court development has caused Antifa to fume and rage.
Collecting on the ruling will be challenging due to the defendants' history of evasion. You can support my legal fund at the Center for American Liberty.
Tara Faul's courtroom illustrations below: