Virginia Project Sues for Defamation

The Virginia Project, a Northern Virginia organization that exposed the existence of an online effort to harass and discredit foes of Critical Race Theory in Loudoun County, has filed suit against Jaime Ann Neidig-Wheaton for defamation.

In a March 18 livestream podcast, Neidig-Wheaton accused The Virginia Project of encouraging or “spurring” unnamed people to threaten her, other members of Anti-Racist Parents of Loudoun County, and their children, the lawsuit alleges.

According to the lawsuit, she said, “As a matter of fact, the Virginia Project, who has been a vocal force in this is spurring other people to threaten us. … We’ve been threatened with kidnapping; our children have been threatened. … They’ve gone after my business; they’ve gone after our jobs. … Again, we are being threatened. … The threats are real; the FBI has been notified.”

The lawsuit denies that no officer or employee of The Virginia Project ever asked, encouraged or directed anyone to harm or threaten the defendant or anyone associated with her.

You can read the lawsuit here.

As the Instapundit Glenn Reynolds might say, “Punch back twice as hard.”