Covington Kid Nick Sandmann Sues Washington Post for $250 Million

CNS News | 2/21/2019 | Staff
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( -- On Tuesday, Feb. 19, attorneys Lin Wood and Todd McMurtry filed a $250 million lawsuit against the Washington Post on behalf of Nick Sandmann, the teenager from Covington Catholic high school who was allegedly falsely accused by many in the media of taunting Nathan Phillips, a Native American activist.

“This lawsuit is brought against the Post to seek legal redress for its negligent, reckless, and malicious attacks on Nicholas which caused permanent damage to his life and reputation,” the lawyers wrote, adding that the Post “published no less than six false and defamatory articles of and concerning” Sandmann.

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On Jan. 18 at the March for Life, Nathan Phillips waded into a crowd of high schoolers from Covington Catholic and began beating a drum in front of Sandmann’s face. Sandmann stood quietly, facing Phillips and smiling. The brief exchange was part of a nearly two-hour incident, but a shortened clip went viral on social media that day, fueling misinformation.

The next day, Jan. 19, several news outlets accused Sandmann of racism and of “mocking” Phillips, pointing out his MAGA hat, Make America Great Again.

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According to Wood and McMurty, “The Post rushed to lead the mainstream media to assassinate Nicholas’ character and...
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