UC Berkeley Student Sues Antifa Member for $100,000 in Damages

Yvette Felarca, aka Yvonne Felarca (Elijah Nouvelage / Getty)
Elijah Nouvelage / Getty

Troy Worden, the former President of the UC Berkeley College Republicans is suing By Any Means Necessary leader Yvette Felarca for filing what his lawyer calls a “frivolous” restraining order against him.

Antifa leader Yvette Felarca has allegedly played a significant role in the protests that have erupted on the UC Berkeley campus in 2017. She bragged on local television about the February protests that set the campus ablaze.

Now, the former President of the UC Berkeley College Republicans is suing Felarca for damages relating to her activities as a leader in the Antifa movement.

“I am glad that we are no longer playing defense and that we are finally going after BAMN for filing this frivolous action,” Worden said in a statement that accompanied the lawsuit.

The release from Worden’s lawyer alleges that Felarca filed a “frivolous” restraining order against Worden that made it difficult for him to walk around his own campus. Felarca’s temporary restraining order against Worden was dismissed on October 26.

“You are not entitled to a civil restraining order because somebody stares at you in a public place,” Mark Meuser, Worden’s attorney said. “We beat the temporary restraining order … (and) we are now coming against her for the attorney fees and costs in defending Troy.”

Worden’s attorney alleges that Felarca made up two false accusations of harassment committed by Worden. He claims that Felarca used two incidents in which Worden made eye contact with her on campus as a basis for the restraining order.

Felarca was arrested in September for assault during the controversial Patriot Prayer march event that took place near the UC Berkeley campus. Felarca was also arrested in July 2016 after she physically assaulted a man holding a neo-Nazi flag in Sacramento.

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