N Carolina woman sues Project Veritas, founder for libel
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N Carolina woman sues Project Veritas, founder for libel

RALEIGH, N.C. — A trial over a lawsuit against right-wing group Project Veritas and its founder James O’Keefe is under way in North Carolina. At issue is how a woman who was struck in the face outside a 2016 Donald Trump campaign rally was portrayed in a video.

Jurors in Asheville were sequestered overnight to hear testimony Tuesday in Shirley Teter’s lawsuit. Police said the disabled woman was assaulted and knocked to the ground.

Project Veritas released a video a month later that described Teter as a paid Democratic operative aiming to provoke assaults by Trump supporters. Teter sued, saying that was untrue and the video sparked threatening online comments that caused her to fear for her safety.

Project Veritas has used disguises and hidden cameras to uncover supposed liberal bias and corruption.

Emery P. Dalesio, The Associated Press

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