CNN Settles for Undisclosed $$$ in Sandmann Defamation Suit

CNN agreed to settle for an undisclosed amount in a $275 million defamation lawsuit filed by Covington Catholic student Nick Sandmann during a hearing at the federal courthouse in Covington, Kentucky on Tuesday. Sandmann had sued the network over its sloppy and one-sided coverage of his January encounter with an elderly Native American activist in Washington DC.

Sandmann lawyer Todd McMurtry announced on Twitter that he and fellow attorney L. Lin Wood will now be turning their “attention” to NBC News, the Washington Post and “additional defendants to be named soon.”

Sandmann himself did a victory lap on Twitter:

The lawsuits were filed after Sandmann and a number of other Covington Catholic High School students were smeared by multiple news outlets and personalities following an incident involving Nathan Phillips, a Native American who was participating in the Indigenous Peoples March. Sandmann and his classmates were in D.C. for the March For Life and were waiting for their bus to take them home to Kentucky when they were accosted by a black separatist fringe group known for making outrageous, racist, anti-gay statements, and Phillips who loudly banged his drum inches away from Sandmann’s face.

Thanks to the sloppy, one-sided reporting about the incident on the part of the agenda-driven media, the teens and their families became the subjects of threats and harassment from a hateful online outrage mob.

According to Fox 19, trial dates have not been set for Sandmann’s lawsuit against NBC Universal and the Washington Post.

The Washington Post suit is seeking $250 million and the NBC suit $275 million.

According to OANN’s Emerald Robinson, the rumor is CNN settled for $25 million.

 

 

About Debra Heine

Debra Heine is a conservative Catholic mom of six and longtime political pundit. She has written for several conservative news websites over the years, including Breitbart and PJ Media.

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