Independent journalist Andy Ngo has claimed vindication after Antifa members he claims attacked him and left him with a brain bleed in 2019 were ordered to pay him $300,000 in damages.

Katherine Belyea, Madison Allen, and Sammich Overkill Schott-Deputy (formerly known as Joseph Evans) are on the hook for damages Ngo requested for alleged assault, battery, and intentional infliction of emotional distress, even though they never turned up to answer his charges against them.

He accused the trio of provoking a mob to descend upon him, bashing him over the head with a sign and dousing him with milkshakes, which Portland police warned might contain quick-drying concrete.

A viral video shows a mob descending upon Ngo during the June 2019 protest.

Madison Allen, Sammich Overkill Schott-Deputy, and Katherine Belyea
Madison Allen (left) Sammich Overkill Schott-Deputy (center), and Katherine Belyea (right) did not turn up for the trial — but were each ordered to pay the maximum $300,000 in compensation.

Each were ordered to pay $100,000. “It was a small vindication after a traumatic experience,” Ngo told The Post. “The judge awarded me the full amount that she could, and perhaps that is telling.”

He says the outcome is a relief as he fights for justice for others victimized by Antifa.

“I owed it to myself and to all the people who have supported me over the years to pursue justice. I was fighting not just for me, but for the many, many others who have been victimized by this violent extremist movement,” he said.

Ngo, who is the author of the 2021 book “Unmasked: Inside Antifa’s Plan to Destroy Democracy,” rose to prominence for his on-the-ground coverage of Antifa.

Ngo after an Antifa member threw a milkshake at him
Ngo’s lawsuit claims one of the defendants threw a milkshake at him.
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Andy Ngo in court
Andy Ngo recently appeared in court, where he claimed Portland Antifa members assaulted him and inflicted emotional distress.
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The Portland native, 36, has frequently gone undercover and infiltrated Antifa’s ranks, exposing their tactics and live-streaming protests.

“The legacy media… provided either biased or incomplete reporting on the political violence happening in Portland,” Ngo said. “So I went out and just recorded on my phone because I thought it was important for the public to see what was happening on the streets with their own eyes.”

The ruling was announced by Multnomah County Circuit Court judge Chanpone Sinlapasai on Monday. Ngo won the case by default and was awarded the full settlement he requested after the three defendants did not respond to summons and failed to show up to court.

According to his lawsuit, Allen, Belyea, and Schott-Deputy were among a mob of assailants who kicked, punched, and threw eggs and milkshakes at him during a June 2019 protest. Part of the altercation was captured on video.

The complaint claims Schott-Deputy was among the first to strike Ngo, thus inciting more violence. Allen allegedly hit him over the head with a sign, while Belyea threw a milkshake at him.

Madison Allen hitting Andy Ngo on the head with a sign
Defendant Madison Allen was captured on video hitting Ngo over the head with a sign.
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Andy Ngo with bruises and bleeding after protest
After the 2019 altercation, Ngo posted photos of himself in the hospital where he was treated for a brain bleed.

Ngo was subsequently hospitalized overnight for a subarachnoid brain hemorrhage. He claims to have lasting brain injuries as a result of the altercation.

Schott-Deputy was ultimately convicted of a felony for bashing a man on the head with a tool at the protests that same day.

Although he’s satisfied with the settlement, Ngo worries it will be “extremely difficult” to actually get the money.

“For years now we’ve seen documented evidence of many Americans suffering at the hands of so-called Antifa, but really none of them pursue civil claims because these [Antifa] losers often don’t have any of their own assets to collect from,” he said.

Surveillance footage showing an attack on Andy Ngo
Surveillance footage showing Ngo being attacked outside a hotel was shown during the hearing.
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The compensation order comes after Ngo had a disappointing day in court earlier this month, when alleged Antifa members John Colin Hacker and Elizabeth Renee Richter were found not liable in the same civil suit.

Although the complaint claimed the pair were among a mob who yanked off his mask, hit him in the head, and chased him into a hotel during a 2021 protest, a Portland jury found them not liable for assault and battery after a week-long trial.

“It’s shocking to me still,” Ngo said of the outcome. “I froze when the judge read out the verdict. I thought that maybe I had misheard her.”

Looking back, he is concerned chaos during the trial may have influenced the jury, who he says were “quite scared.” The Oregonian reported multiple disruptions and heightened security at the court.

John Hacker testifying
John Hacker was also named in Ngo’s lawsuit but a jury ruled in Hacker’s favor.
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“There were threats online, and there were allegedly dangerous people who attempted to get inside the courtroom,” he said. “And unfortunately some of these incidents played out in front of the jurors.”

After his reporting led to multiple hospitalizations and ongoing harassment, Ngo left Portland and moved to London earlier this year for personal safety. But he says he’s still in contact with Portland police to keep his family safe.

He said Antifa members have shown up to his mother’s home and place of work on multiple occasions, including recently.

“She came here as a refugee after the Vietnam war, and she always thought of America as a very safe place where people’s civil rights were protected,” he said. “I think she’s confused now. And she’s scared for herself and for me.”