The lawsuit, filed just after 3 p.m. in the U.S. District Court for its Eastern District of Kentucky, asserts that CNN “Elevated untrue, contested accusations of racist conduct” against Sandmann and failed to adhere to”Well-established journalistic criteria and
Sandmann and his family formerly announced they were filing a lawsuit against The Washington Post for $250 million in compensatory and punitive damages after the newspaper’s coverage of an encounter that went viral on social media.
Co-counsel for Sandmann, Todd McMurtry, in an exclusive look on Fox News’”The Story” Tuesday, said that his client’s “Character has been determined by the lies issued by CNN” after their widespread policy of Sandmann.
“What CNN’s tagline is,’facts first,’ and that which we think their coverage was in this circumstance was,’lies , pay second,’ and facts not yet determined by that business,” McMurtry said.
The attorney said that what the news network reported was”With no any reasonable evaluation, they took something straight off Twitter which had been in essence manipulated so it told one tale and they reported it as the truth.”
Sandmann, a junior in Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky, became a target to get outrage after a video of him standing face-to-face with a Native American guy, Nathan Phillips, while sporting a reddish Make America Great Again hat surfaced in January.
The 16-year-old was one of a bunch of students from Covington attending the anti-abortion March for Life in Washington, D.C., while Phillips was attending the Indigenous Peoples’ March on precisely the exact same day.
Sandmann and Phillips have both said that they were trying to defuse the circumstance.
McMurtry said they’re also”Looking very carefully” at reporting about the story from NBC, The Associated Press, HBO”For the behavior of Bill Maher,” as well as individual men and women, such as Kathy Griffin “Who sent out these horrible tweets which
are called doxxing.”