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Covington Catholic Defamation Suits to Hit NY Times, CBS, Others

Feb. 24, 2020, 11:30 PM

The Kentucky teenager whose videotaped confrontation with an American Indian elder went viral says he plans to sue five more major media outlets after settling his $275 million lawsuit against CNN.

Nicholas Sandmann, a Covington Catholic High School teenager who was wearing a Make America Great Again hat during the widely view incident, accused CNN of “vilifying and bullying him” to push an anti-Trump agenda. He also has defamation cases pending against NBC News and the Washington Post.

Sandmann plans to sue ABC News, CBS News, Gannett Co., Rolling Stone, and the New York Times ...