Covington Catholic Student Sues CNN for $275 Million In Defamation Lawsuit

The new lawsuit follows a $250 million suit against The Washington Post, also for defamation

  • Lawyers for Covington Catholic student Nicholas Sandmann filed a $275 million lawsuit against CNN for defamation on Tuesday.
  • Sandmann was among the Covington students in Washington, D.C. to attend a March for Life anti-abortion rally in January.
  • CNN repeatedly reported video footage of the students and claimed Sandmann mocked/taunted Native American ‘protestor’ Nathan Phillips.

Nicholas Sandmann’s lawyer Lin Wood has announced a $275 million lawsuit against CNN for defamation after the network claimed Sandmann was the “face of an unruly hate mob” that bullied a Native American activist at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Wood has released a video on social media showing the defamatory claims made by CNN and the Washington Post, which he is also suing for $250 million.

“CNN was probably more vicious in its direct attacks on Nicholas than The Washington Post,” said Wood. “And CNN goes into millions of individuals’ homes.”

Social media helped the full video of Sandmann go viral, sparking outrage as unedited footage revealed Phillips had actually marched directly in front of Sandmann and beat a drum in front of his face.

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Yvonne Burton