Nicholas Sandmann’s lawyers file a $250 million lawsuit against the Washington Post today.
The attorneys for the family of Nicholas Sandmann a Covington Catholic High School junior have filed a lawsuit against The Washington Post, seeking $250 million in both compensatory and punitive damages.
Attorneys Lin Wood and Todd McMurtry said it’s their first lawsuit on behalf of Sandmann’s family, and more lawsuits will likely be filed.
.@washingtonpost . “wrongfully targeted and bullied Nicholas because he was the white, Catholic student wearing a red ‘Make America Great Again’ souvenir cap on a school field trip, “ lawsuit claims. #covington https://t.co/jusWaRXoN2
— Carol Zimmermann (@carolmaczim) February 20, 2019
A high school student from Covington, Kentucky, at the center of a videotaped incident at the Lincoln Memorial involving a Native American activist sued the Washington Post for defamation on Tuesday, claiming the newspaper “vilified” him because he is white.
The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Kentucky by Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann, 16, seeks $250 million in damages – saying that was the amount Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.com and the world’s richest person, paid for the Post in 2013.
“The Post wrongfully targeted and bullied Nicholas because he was the white, Catholic student wearing a red ‘Make America Great Again’ souvenir cap on a school field trip to the Jan. 18 March for Life in Washington, D.C.,” the lawsuit claims.
Sandmann “was unexpectedly and suddenly confronted by Nathan Phillips … a known Native American activist, who beat a drum and sang loudly within inches of his face,” the suit said.
Representatives for the Washington Post did not immediately respond to a request by Reuters for comment. More
I imagine those Hollywood moonbats that went after the kids on Twitter may start worrying right about now. Because lawsuits are being filed.
Details of the suit can be read here. Nicholas Sandmann is listed as the plaintiff, by and through his parents and natural guardians, Ted Sandmann and Julie Sandmann.
I hope he wins every penny. Then he can sue the NYTimes, CNN and MSNBC. And I hope he wins all of them.
— Bob (@bobtnine) February 19, 2019
Finally will serve as a cautionary tale for news organizations and their click bait journalism.
— Snyderp (@Snyderp03) February 20, 2019