A lawyer for Covington Catholic HS families warns Ilhan Omar, others about libeling Covington kids: You have 48 hours to retract or else.
Los Angeles-based trial lawyer Robert Barnes offered to represent the Covington families for free should they decide to sue.
Attorney Robert Barnes tells ‘Fox & Friends’ that any ‘false statements’ made about the students needs to be retracted and corrected within 48 hours or he may sue.
Robert Barnes, who is representing the families of the #CovingtonCatholic students, is giving the media, celebrities or anyone who made any false statements about them, 48-hrs to retract, correct and apologize or next week you will find yourself as a defendant in a lawsuit.
— Robert Barnes (@Barnes_Law) January 20, 2019
The blowback from the egregiously irresponsible reporting of most mainstream media outlets about the context-less viral video of the boys from Kentucky’s Covington Catholic High School “harassing” and “threatening” a Native American protester could include some legal headaches for some of the reporters and outlets.
In a tweet that’s made headlines, Robert Barnes, a trial lawyer based in Los Angeles, issued an unequivocal warning to the New York Times’ Maggie Haberman about her report on the Covington kids: “I will represent the kids for free if they want to sue @maggieNYT for obvious libel.”
Barnes’ tweeted threat to Haberman instantly inspired support online, including many who offered their services and financial support to help with the libel lawsuit.
“I’ll happily help work the case for free as well. Evil needs to be stopped,” wrote one supporter. “Whatever I can do in PR, I am all-in,” added another. “I think it is time to get a group together that does pro bono work PR work etc. when media slander somebody innocent. We must stop this madness,” added yet another. More
I’ll happily help work the case for free as well. Evil needs to be stopped.
— Theodore Williams (@frozen_pundit) January 20, 2019
If I were the New York Times, I’d be very nervous. These teens have a very strong case. The media deliberately lied about this, trying to make these kids look like racists.
They should have to print nothing short of we lied & the boys did nothing wrong in huge font on their front page, or they really deserve to be sued into bankruptcy.
Whatever I can do in PR, I am all-in.
— Ellie Brown 🦅🇺🇸 (@EllieBparty) January 20, 2019