Maligned MAGA Hat Teen Sues Washington Post for $250 Million

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Lawyers for Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann have filed a lawsuit against the Washington Post seeking $250 million in both compensatory and punitive damages.

In a statement on their website, attorneys L. Lin Wood and Todd McMurtry said they "will continue to bring wrongdoers before the court to seek damages in compensation for the harm so many have done to the Sandmann family. This is only the beginning."

"Every journey starts with a first step," Wood, an Atlanta-based attorney who specializes in aggressive defamation suits against the media, wrote on Twitter. "The journey to achieve justice for Nick Sandmann will begin today. To borrow a phrase used by others — tick tock . . ."

In the plaintiff's complaint, the lawyers argue that the Post led the mainstream media stampede to "assassinate Nicholas’ character and bully him" with an article that was published at approximately 1:37 p.m. on January 19. The lawyers argue that following the Post's inaccurate coverage of the incident, a mob that included "other members of the mainstream media, individuals tweeting on Twitter, church officials, celebrities, and politicians" piled on.