CNN Settles $250 MM Lawsuit With Covington Student Sandmann

In a secret settlement, CNN has agreed to pay Nick Sandman, the young man from Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky, for their biased news coverage of him last year. According to Fox News,

"CNN's botched coverage of a viral confrontation with a Native American elder that had portrayed the Kentucky teen as the aggressor when in fact that was not the case.

Fox 19 first reported that CNN settled with Sandmann for an undisclosed amount. The $250 million defamation suit sought damages for the "emotional distress Nicholas and his family suffered" in the fallout of the network's reporting.

A lawyer for Sandmann declined to comment on the settlement but confirmed to Fox News that lawsuits against The Washington Post and NBC were ongoing. Fox 19 also reported that Sandmann attorney L. Lin Wood told the judge they planned to sue media company Gannett, the publisher of the Cincinnati Enquirer among other newspapers, within 60 days. Gannett did not immediately comment either."

 

Read the full report here.

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