Covington Catholic Student to Sue FIVE More Media Outlets After CNN Settlement
Weeks after CNN settled a multimillion dollar defamation lawsuit with Covington Catholic’s Nick Sandmann, the student is now suing five other media outlets, including CBS and the New York Times.
Fox19Now reports that on February 24, Sandmann’s attorneys filed a status report with the U.S. District Court in Covington, KY and stated they plan to file complaints against the New York Times, CBS, ABC, Rolling Stone and Gannett before March 9.
The report states:
“All of the future defendants listed above have published or republished statements made by Nathan Phillips and others that Nicholas blocked or otherwise restricted Phillips’ free movement and would not allow Phillips to retreat at the National Mall on January 18, 2019. Nicholas reserves his right to file complaints in this is Court or any other court against any other potential defendant not listed above, subject to the applicable statute of limitations.”
Sandmann and other Covington Catholic students were viciously smeared by the media following the release of video footage which showed a confrontation between them and Native American activist Nathan Phillips during the 2019 March for Life in Washington, D.C.
The mainstream media’s original narrative was that the students were disrespectful to Phillips. However, it turns out that a longer version of the video proves that the students were taunted by protesters–most likely–for wearing pro-Trump MAGA hats. The extended version of the video also shows Phillips approaching the students.
After filing the lawsuit against CNN, Sandmann’s attorney L Lin Wood tweeted a damning video about the media’s shameful treatment of his client.
The video asks “How long will we allow these media giants to tear at the fabric of our lives to further their own agendas? Will they ever be held accountable?”
The video continues, “Yes they will. Nicholas Sandmann has taken a stand for himself and for you by filing major lawsuits against CNN and the Washington Post.”
Sandmann has also filed lawsuits against NBC and The Washington Post and his lawsuit against CNN sought $275 million in damages. The settlement amount with the network has not been disclosed.