Nick Sandmann, now 18, settled a $250 million lawsuit against The Washington Post over the newspaper’s misleading coverage of a viral encounter the teenager had with a Native American man on January 18, 2019. It was reported that a confrontation between groups of political demonstrators took place near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. with Sandmann being the instigator.
The Catholic teen was found not be the aggressor and he and his classmates were found to be the victims in the matter. Sandmann later filed the defamation suit against the Post in February 2019, Faithwire reports.
Sandmann’s lawyer, Todd McMurtry, says his client is “seeking a whopping $800 million in damages from CNN, NBC, and the Post, could ultimately accompany complaints against “as many as 13 other defendants.”
A spokesperson for the Post says, “We are pleased that we have been able to reach a mutually agreeable resolution of the remaining claims in this lawsuit.”
–Corine Gatti Santillo