Veritas Vows To Appeal Jury Decision
View Source | September 23, 2022 6:28 pm
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- A jury on Thursday awarded $120,000 to Democracy Partnerships, targeted by the undercover investigative group.
- The announcement follows a federal court jury on Thursday afternoon awarding the money in connection with recordings made in 2016 by an operative associated with Project Veritas who obtained an internship using a false name and story.
- The nine-member jury concluded that the actions of an operative breached a fiduciary duty to the consulting firm collective, Democracy Partnerships, and amounted to fraudulent misrepresentation, according to Politico.
- Recordings made by operatives depicting what the group said were efforts to incite violence at rallies for then-President Trump.
- A key figure behind the Democratic consultancies said the firms lost contracts after the release of the videos.
- “The verdict represents a setback in journalistic integrity – effectively allowing subjects to dictate the way in which a journalist gathers and reports the news,” the group said in a release Thursday evening. “Project Veritas will appeal.”
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