Posted on May 10, 2019

Nick Sandmann: Covington Catholic Student’s Legal Team Sues NBC, MSNBC For $275M

Sarah Brookbank, Cincinnati Enquirer, May 2, 2019

Nick Sandmann’s legal team has filed another lawsuit, this time against NBCUniversal and MSNBC, according to a lawyer representing him.

The lawsuit against the network asks for $275 million in damages. This will be the third defamation lawsuit filed against a media company by Nick’s team.

Nick, then a 16-year-old Covington Catholic student, was thrust into the national spotlight when videos of him and his classmates interacting with others outside the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., went viral in January.

“The journey for justice for Nicholas Sandmann & for media accountability continues,” attorney L. Lin Wood tweeted. “False accusers should not rest easy.”


The lawsuit claims that NBCUniversal put out 15 defamatory newscasts and six defamatory articles, as well as inaccurate tweets about the incident.

“In short, the false and defamatory gist of NBCUniversal’s collective reporting conveyed to its viewers and readers that Nicholas was the face of an unruly hate mob of hundreds of white racist high school students who physically assaulted, harassed, and taunted two different minority groups engaged in peaceful demonstrations, preaching, song, and prayer,” according to a complaint provided by Nick’s attorneys.