$3 Million lawsuit filed against organizers of Charlottesville white nationalist rally

Two women who were injured during the "Unite the Right" in Charlottesville filed a $3 million lawsuit against James Fields and its organizers.

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Two women who were injured when a white nationalist drove a car through a group of counter protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, during a weekend of violence have now filed a $3 million lawsuit against both the driver of the car and the organizers of the “Unite the Right” rally.

James Fields, the driver of the car, and blogger Jason Kessler, who organized the rally to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, are both described in the lawsuit as “racist violent and hateful.”

“Kessler has a history of racism and violence and in furtherance of his vision for a racist and violent society he organized the Unite the Right rally,” the complaint reads.

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Now, the two women are seeking $3 million in compensation for their injuries and $350,000 in punitive damages in addition to a jury trial.

Also named in the lawsuit is Richard Spencer, who organized a similar rally in May to protest the removal of the Confederate monument, and who, according to the complaint, helped to both organize and promote the “Unite the Right” event.

The defendants are all accused of civil conspiracy, committing, conspiring and aiding and abetting in acts of terrorism, incitement to riot and disorderly conduct, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and civil aiding and abetting for assault, battery and intentional emotional distress.

Fields is also accused of assault and battery, and both Kessler and Fields are accused of negligence.