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Veritas Vows To Appeal Jury Decision

At a glance

  • 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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