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Covington Catholic Student Sues CNN for $275 Million

Lawyers for Covington Catholic student Nicholas Sandmann have filed a $275 million lawsuit against CNN.

In a Fox News interview a few days ago, lawyer L. Lin Wood told Mark Levin, “CNN was probably more vicious in its direct attacks on Nicholas than the Washington Post, and CNN goes into millions of individuals’ homes.” The Post is being sued for $250 million.

And now the lawsuit has been filed. Per The Daily Beast:

According to court documents obtained by The Daily Beast, Sandmann’s attorneys claim CNN falsely accused Sandmann and his Covington Catholic classmates of “racist conduct” in at least four T.V. broadcasts and nine online articles. “CNN brought down the full force of its corporate power, influence, and wealth on Nicholas by falsely attacking, vilifying, and bullying him despite the fact that he was a minor child,” the suit said, insisting that the network had a “well-known and easily documented biased agenda against President Trump” and his supporters.

One of Sandmann’s lawyers, Todd McMurtry, said on Fox News tonight, “CNN’s tagline is facts first. And what we believe their reporting was in this circumstance was lies first, cover-up second, and facts not yet determined by that organization.”

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