We knew Nick Sandmann was lawyering up, and we knew his lawyers were sending out warning shots to notable celebs and media outlets.
No more warnings. They’re taking action. The first media outlet to get it? The Washington Post. Sandmann filed a monster lawsuit. We’re talking $250 million. What’s more, his lawyers vowed that this is “only the beginning.”
“Today, Lin Wood and Todd McMurtry filed their first lawsuit on behalf of Nicholas Sandmann against The Washington Post,” a statement on the lawyers’ website reads. “The lawsuit filed is included below. The suit seeks $250 million in both compensatory and punitive damages. Lin and Todd will continue to bring wrongdoers before the court to seek damages in compensation for the harm so many have done to the Sandmann family. This is only the beginning.”
“In a span of three (3) days in January of this year commencing on January 19, the Post engaged in a modern-day form of McCarthyism by competing with CNN and NBC, among others, to claim leadership of a mainstream and social media mob of bullies which attacked, vilified, and threatened Nicholas Sandmann (“Nicholas”), an innocent secondary school child,” the lawsuit reads in part.
The lawyers go on to say that the WaPo “wrongfully targeted and bullied Nicholas because he was the white, Catholic student wearing a red ‘Make America Great Again’ souvenir cap.”
Fact check: TRUE.
You can read additional details of the lawsuit here.