The lawyer for a Covington Catholic High School student — whose family just sued The Washington Post for defamation — told Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Wednesday evening that there’s potential for his client to file “hundreds” of lawsuits, and hinted there are more coming down the pike.
“The good news is that we have two and a half years to identify and file lawsuits against the wrongdoers,” the student, Nick Sandmann’s lawyer, Lin Wood said. “Because he is a minor, Nick will turn 18 in July of 2020, we have two and a half years. We’ve got a lot of work to do because the social media and mainstream mob of bullies was extremely large in number. And they were very vocal. And the mainstream media like The Washington Post gave them a megaphone.”
Wood also suggested that if Sandmann hadn’t been wearing his Make America Great Again hat during the encounter, no one would know who he was.
Sandmann’s parents filed the lawsuit against the Post on their son’s behalf on Tuesday evening, suggesting that the Post’s coverage of the incident led to bullying and ruined Sandmann’s reputation. There have been conflicting reports about what actually led to the footage that went viral, which appears to show Sandmann being disrespectful toward a Native American activist.
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