The Washington Post settled with Covington Catholic student Nicholas Sandmann over his defamation lawsuit against the paper, the 18-year-old announced Friday on Twitter.
WaPo is the second organization to settle with Sandmann after he was widely misrepresented in the media as having mocked a Native American protester at the Lincoln Memorial in 2019. CNN paid out a multi-million dollar settlement as well, though the amount the Post has paid is unknown.
“On 2/19/19, I filed $250M defamation lawsuit against Washington Post. Today, I turned 18 & WaPo settled my lawsuit,” he wrote. “Thanks to Todd McMurtry & Lin Wood for their advocacy. Thanks to my family & millions of you who have stood your ground by supporting me. I still have more to do.”
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While Sandmann has claimed a second victory, he says he isn’t done yet. He filed a total of eight defamation lawsuits against various organizations following the incident, including against Twitter.
Sandmann’s attorney Lin Wood also celebrated the settlement on Twitter, and said defamation lawsuits are still pending against NBC, ABC, CBS, Rolling Stone, Gannett, and the New York Times.
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