The New York Supreme Court has ruled Project Veritas can depose The New York Times on Thursday in a surprising victory for the non-profit investigative organization.
Project Veritas has been known for its undercover journalism. Popular projects have included videos featuring CNN, Twitter and Facebook.
“Here, having failed to convince the Court that [Project Veritas’] case should be dismissed, [The New York Times] also failed to demonstrate the extraordinary justification required for the imposition of the drastic remedy of a stay pending appeal,” the ruling said.
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According to Project Veritas in January, “The New York Times filed a ‘Motion to Dismiss’ request in an attempt to toss out the lawsuit and evade their wrongdoing.
“Maggie Astor, The New York Times reporter who wrote the defamatory article, affirmed in her piece that the Veritas videos have ‘solely’ unnamed sources.”
“The video then claims that Democratic operatives connected to Ms. [Ilhan] Omar’s campaign paid voters to hand over blank mail-in ballots and filled them out. This would be illegal, but the allegations come solely from unnamed people who speak with Project Veritas operatives in the video and whose faces are not shown,” according to the report.
Project Veritas is likely to deposition The New York times any day, according to The Daily Caller.