The legal team of Nick Sandmann, the teen from Covington Catholic High School vilified by the media, have revealed their plans to fight back against CNN.
Lawyer L. Lin Wood explained on a Fox News interview that “CNN was probably more vicious in its direct attacks on Nicholas than The Washington Post. And CNN goes into millions of individuals’ homes. It’s broadcast into their homes.”
The lawyer continued to slam the network for it’s portrayal of the teen. “They really went after Nicholas with the idea that he was part of a mob that was attacking the Black Hebrew Israelites, yelling racist slurs at the Black Hebrew Israelites — totally false — saying things like that Nicholas was part of a group that was threatening the Black Hebrew Israelites, that they thought it was going to be a lynching,” Wood shared.
He then pointed out how video evidence vindicated Sandmann and proved how unjustified the media was saying, “Now you say you’ve seen the tape. If you took the time to look at the full context of what happened that day, Nicholas Sandmann did absolutely nothing wrong. He was, as I’ve said to others, he was the only adult in the room. But you have a situation where CNN couldn’t resist the idea that here’s a guy, a young boy, with a ‘Make America Great Again’ cap on. So they go after him.”
It was then that the lawyer revealed the monumental sum that would be sought against the news network.
“I would think the punitive damage award against CNN that we’ll seek will be at least the same $200 million as it was against The Washington Post. But the compensatory damage to Nicholas’s reputation, that number I expect will be higher.”