Article by Bryan Howard
February 20, 2019
The Covington MAGA hat kid Nick Sandmann was abused by the media with slanderous claims of him being a racist, but his lawyer has sent a strong message to everyone who slanders him. Sandmann’s lawyer Lin Wood is officially suing the Washington Post for $250 Million for libel defamation. Wood warned “this is only the beginning.”
Samdman’s lawyer released a statement, “Today, Lin Wood and Todd McMurtry filed their first lawsuit on behalf of Nicholas Sandmann against The Washington Post. The lawsuit filed is included below. The suit seeks $250 million in both compensatory and punitive damages. Lin and Todd will continue to bring wrongdoers before the court to seek damages in compensation for the harm so many have done to the Sandmann family. This is only the beginning.”
The statement continued, “because he was the white, Catholic student wearing a red ‘Make America Great Again’ souvenir cap on a school field trip to the January 18 March for Life in Washington, D.C. when he was unexpectedly and suddenly confronted by Nathan Phillips (‘Phillips’), a known Native American activist, who beat a drum and sang loudly within inches of his face (‘the January 18 incident’).”
The statement concluded, “In targeting and bullying Nicholas by falsely accusing him of instigating the January 18 incident, the Post conveyed that Nicholas engaged in acts of racism by “swarming” Phillips, “blocking” his exit away from the students, and otherwise engaging in racist misconduct,” the lawsuit continued. “The Post ignored basic journalist standards because it wanted to advance its well-known and easily documented, biased agenda against President Donald J. Trump (“the President”) by impugning individuals perceived to be supporters of the President.”
Lin Wood released a Tweet announcing he is targeting the Washington Post for their vile actions.