Teen in Lincoln Memorial protest sues Washington Post (Reports)

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Teen in Lincoln Memorial protest sues Washington Post (Reports)
Teen in Lincoln Memorial protest sues Washington Post (Reports)

Nicholas Sandmann, the Kentucky high school student who last month was videoed at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., staring at Nathan Phillips, a Native American elder, is suing the Washington Post for defamation.

The lawsuit, filed on Tuesday, seeks $250 million in damages over the Post’s coverage of the incident.

As reported in the Post and other media outlets, Sandmann and classmates from the all-boys school in Park Hills, Ky., seemed to be taunting Phillips, a participant in an Indigenous People’s March. Sandmann, who was wearing a Make America Great Again hat from President Trump’s campaign, denied the characterization, as did his classmates.

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Lawyers for the teen’s family allege the Post “engaged in a modern-day form of McCarthyism” and “wrongfully targeted and bullied” the teen.

Nicholas Sandmann, the Kentucky high school student who last month was videoed at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., staring at Nathan Phillips, a Native American elder, is suing the Washington Post for defamation.

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The lawsuit, filed on Tuesday, seeks $250 million in damages over the Post’s coverage of the incident.

As reported in the Post and other media outlets, Sandmann and classmates from the all-boys school in Park Hills, Ky., seemed to be taunting Phillips, a participant in an Indigenous People’s March. Sandmann, who was wearing a Make America Great Again hat from President Trump’s campaign, denied the characterization, as did his classmates.

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Lawyers for the teen’s family allege the Post “engaged in a modern-day form of McCarthyism” and “wrongfully targeted and bullied” the teen.

In a statement to Fox News, Washington Post spokesperson Kris Coratti said the news organization is “reviewing a copy of the lawsuit, and we plan to mount a vigorous defense.”

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