The family of the Covington teen at the focus of the controversy over an altercation with indigenous advocate Nathan Phillips filed a massive lawsuit against the Washington Post on Tuesday.
Lawyers for Nick Sandmann and his family are seeking a whopping $250 million from the mainstream media news outlet.
The lawsuit claims that the Washington Post "wrongfully targeted and bullied Nicholas because he was the white, Catholic student wearing a red 'Make America Great Again' souvenir cap on a school field trip to the January 18 March for Life in Washington, D.C."
The altercation between Phillips and the Covington teens went mega-viral after many in the media assumed that the Trump supporters had accosted the Native American activist — later videos surfaced showing that they had been the victims of racial taunting.
The lawsuit claimed the WaPo "ignored basic journalist standards," when reporting on the story.
Attorneys Lin Wood and Todd McMurtry, who filed the lawsuit on behalf of the Sandmann family, said that this was only the first in a series of lawsuits they are planning against the media.
An independent investigation commissioned by the Diocese of Covington found that the accounts from the Covington Catholic High School were consistent and concluded that there was no wrongdoing by the students that were excoriated in the mainstream media.
The Bishop of Covington also sent a letter of apology to the families of the Covington Catholic students and acknowledged that there was a rush to judgement in their initial condemnation of the teens.
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