Washington Post settles $250M defamation lawsuit with Covington Catholic student Nick Sandmann

by Bryan Brammer · Jul 24th, 2020 2:37 pm
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Last Updated Jul 26th, 2020 at 12:31 am

Eight months after a federal judge reopened the defamation suit against the Washington Post, the publication settled with Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann.

Sandmann sued the Washington Post and several other major media outlets for their fabricated and inaccurate coverage of a confrontation with an elderly Native American that portrayed Sandmann and his classmates as racist and aggressive.

Sandmann celebrated his victory on Twitter.

In January, CNN also settled with Sandmann.

Immediately following his victory tweet, the teenager called out Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.

According to attorney Todd McMurtry, Sandmann has ongoing lawsuits against "as many as 13 other defendants," including ABC, CBS, NBC, the New York Times, The Huffington Post, The Guardian, NPR, and The Hill.


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