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Right-wing writer Andy Ngo loses lawsuit against activists

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Right-wing commentator Andy Ngo has lost his lawsuit against activists in Portland, Oregon. According to The Portland Mercury, a jury in Portland ruled against Ngo on Tuesday, August 8.

Ngo is the editor-at-large for the Canadian-based Post Millennial website. He has gained a following based on inflammatory tweets that activists say are Islamophobic, racist, transphobic and more.

The editor was seeking damages from three defendants after being attacked during a rally on May 28, 2021, to commemorate the one-year anniversary of George Floyd, The Oregonian reports. Ngo went undercover at the rally and said he was later attacked by a group of four people near the Nines Hotel.

Ngo had originally filed the lawsuit in 2020 after being attacked at another rally. Several charges in the lawsuit have been dismissed over the past few years with the main focus now being the May 28 attack.

John Hacker and Elizabeth Richter were two of three defendants cleared in court on August 8, with the other defendant settling out of court, The Portland Mercury reports.

The lawsuit claimed Hacker and Richter that they were partially responsible for the attacks. Ngo’s attorneys pointed to an incident at the gym were Hacker shouted at Ngo and poured water on him. He also identified Ngo to a reporter while he was undercover at the protest.

Richter ran into Ngo at the hotel lobby after he was attacked. Ngo’s attorney say she taunted and threatened him but defense attorneys say she was simply using “fighting words” that were protected by the first amendment.

The four assailants were never actually identified by authorities, The Oregonian reports. A jury determined that Richter and Hacker were not responsible either.

According to The Portland Mercury, Ngo was disappointed with the outcome but has not indicated whether he will appeal the decision.

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