nearvideo-attorney for Covington Catholic High School student is suing the Washington Post for $ 250 million
The 22-page lawsuit alleges the Washington Post ignores journalistic standards and bullied Nick Sandman for three days.
President Trump on Wednesday cheered the news that the lawyers represented a high school student, in an ugly dispute with a Native American activist, last month sued The Washington Post.
The lawsuit, which was filed in Federal court in Kentucky threw the Post of practicing “a modern form of McCarthyism” by to give to Nicholas Sandman, “with its considerable financial resources the bully pulpit by the publication of a series of false and defamatory print and online smear article … a boy who was, in his view, an acceptable accident in their war against the President.”
The suit is seeking $ 250 million in compensatory and PUNITIVE DAMAGES.
COVINGTON HIGH STUDENT ‘ S LEGAL DEPARTMENT IS SUING THE WASHINGTON POST
In an early morning tweet on Wednesday, Trump his support cast behind Sandman, write to: “Covington, a student sued the WAPO. You Get Nick. Fake News!”
Sandmann, a junior at Covington Catholic High School, became a target for outrage after a video surfaced in January, he stands face-to-face with a Native American man, Nathan Phillips, while wearing a red “Make America Great Again”.
Sandman was a group of students from Covington participation in the anti-abortion March for life in Washington, DC, during Phillips, the participation of the Indigenous peoples. March on the same day. But while the students were initially shown how to antagonizing the man, more details soon, he shows approached the students and another group called ” the Black Hebrew Israelites, the incitement with profane comments.
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Earlier this month, Sandmann lawyers, conservation letters sent to more than 50 media organizations, celebrities and politicians-including The Post, The New York Times, CNN, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and actor Alyssa Milano and Jim Carrey-the first step in a possible slander and libel suits.
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Last week, investigators are not hired by the Roman Catholic diocese of Covington to the conclusion that the students instigate the confrontation with the Phillips. Bishop Roger Foys, the behavior initially condemned the students, wrote in a letter to the parents that you have been placed “in a situation that was at once bizarre and even threatening.”
Washington Post spokeswoman Kris Coratti told Fox News in an E-Mail was the paper “the review install a copy of the lawsuit, and we plan a vigorous defense.”
Fox News’ Samuel Chamberlain contributed to this report.