N Carolina woman sues Project Veritas, founder for libel - 2019-05-21
RALEIGH, N.C. - A disabled North Carolina woman is suing the right-wing group Project Veritas and its founder James O'Keefe over how her assault outside a 2016 Donald Trump campaign rally was portrayed in a video.
Jurors in Asheville were sequestered before testimony Tuesday in the federal libel trial expected to last all week.
Shirley Teter, 71, of Asheville, sued O'Keefe, Project Veritas and its tax-exempt social welfare affiliate Project Veritas Action for what her lawyers described as targeting an innocent, private person for "ridicule, contempt, or disgrace." Project Veritas has used disguises and hidden cameras to uncover supposed liberal bias and corruption.