Covington Catholic Student To Sue Other Media Outlets
Sandmann has already sued CNN, WaPo, and NBC
Nick Sandmann, the Covington Catholic student who became the center of a national controversy last January, has announced he is suing five additional media outlets.
Last week, Sandmann’s attorneys filed a report with the U.S. District Court in Covington that stated their intention to file lawsuits against the New York Times, CBS, ABC, Gannett, and Rolling Stone, WXIX-TV reported.
The lawsuits will be filed sometime before March 9.
The report said:
All of the future defendants listed above have published or republished statements made by Nathan Phillips and others that Nicholas blocked or otherwise restricted Phillips’ free movement and would not allow Phillips to retreat at the National Mall on January 18, 2019. Nicholas reserves his right to file complaints in this is Court or any other court against any other potential defendant not listed above, subject to the applicable statute of limitations.
Sandmann has so far filed lawsuits against CNN, the Washington Post, and NBC Universal, all for publishing falsehoods about him in stories related to last year’s March for Life controversy.
It is not yet clear how much in monetary damages Sandmann will seek in this newest round of lawsuits.
Author: Chris Enloe