First, CNN now the Washington Post has agreed to settle a defamation lawsuit filed by Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann over its botched coverage of his 2019 encounter with a Native American elder.
Sanmann tweeted, “On 2/19/19, I filed $250M defamation lawsuit against Washington Post. Today, I turned 18 & WaPo settled my lawsuit.”
He says he’s not done yet.
He’s also filed defamation suits against Rolling Stone, ABC, CBS, The Guardian, The Hill and NBC.
Back in January, CNN agreed to settle with Sandmann as part of a separate $275 million claim.
Sandmann and a group of his Covington classmates were vilified on social media after they were filmed wearing “Make America Great Again” hats after an anti-abortion rally while being yelled at by demonstrators.
Sandmann, then 16, was singled out after footage of his confrontation with Native American activist Nathan Phillips was picked up by CNN and other outlets who claimed the incident was racially motivated.
Footage released later showed it was the Covington students who were being harassed.
From Sandmann's attorney, Lin Wood: