Project Veritas confronts attorney of woman ordered to pay legal fees at his Raleigh home
Shirley Teter's Attorney, Jonathan Sasser, avoided questions from PV's James O’Keefe
The attorney for the woman ordered to pay legal fees to Project Veritas refused to answer questions from the organization’s founder, James O’Keefe.
Earlier this month, Shirley Teeter was ordered to pay over $15,000 in fees to Project Veritas related to her failed defamation suit filed following a 2016 Project Veritas video investigation into “bird-dogging” training and activities conducted by a political organization called Democracy Partners.
Attorney Jonathan Sasser, an attorney with Ellis Winters LLP, was confronted by O’Keefe outside his home in Raleigh, North Carolina.
“A judge ordered you to pay costs for Shirley Teeter, remember her?” O’Keefe asked Sasser.
”You are represented by counsel. You understand you have a counsel? You have a lawyer? Go talk to your lawyer,” Sasser responded.
O’Keefe went on to ask Sasser if he was going to pay the bill and also if he knew who political strategist Lauren Windsor was. O’Keefe elaborated on Windsor knowing Sasser and that she had made statements that she “wanted to take down James O’Keefe.”
Sasser retreated into his home, slamming the door as O’Keefe asked, “Do you want to take down James O’Keefe? Are you going to pay the bill? It’s $15,000, sir.”
Sasser’s wife then opened the door and told O’Keefe he was trespassing and she was going to call the police if he did not leave their property.
The Project Veritas video then cuts to an image of Sasser’s wife, Debra, who is a North Carolina Judge in the 10th District.
O’Keefe, now standing out on the street, again asks Sasser’s wife if they would be paying the bill.
“Do I have an obligation to pay that bill? Get off my property now or I will call the police,” Sasser replied.
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