The Washington Post has settled a lawsuit with Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann after their defamatory coverage of Sandmann and the Covington Catholic High School students. Sandmann and his fellow students were portrayed as the instigators in an altercation with Nathan Phillips, a Native American, but video showed that Phillips was the aggressor. Major news networks like the Washington Post and CNN lied about Sandmann’s part in the incident.
Sandmann announced his victory on Friday saying, “On 2/19/19, I filed a $250M defamation lawsuit against Washington Post. Today, I turned 18 & WaPo settled my lawsuit. Thanks to @ToddMcMurtry & @LLinWood for their advocacy. Thanks to my family & millions of you who have stood your ground by supporting me. I still have more to do.”
Sandmann previously made a multi-million dollar settlement with CNN and still has pending suits against four other media organizations.
Sandmann continued saying, “We have settled with WAPO and CNN. The fight isn’t over. 2 down. 6 to go. Don’t hold your breath @jack,”
This is a huge victory for both Sandmann and conservatives in general who have often been slandered by media organizations looking to stir up conflict.
Defamation now has a price tag to the tune of millions of dollars. Media organizations will have to think twice before smearing and defaming innocent people again.
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