The attorneys for Covington Catholic High School teenager Nicholas Sandmann have filed a massive lawsuit against NBC over its irresponsible reporting that they say defamed the student.
One of his attorneys published the filing on his social media account.
"The facts of the suit show the anti-Trump narrative NBC pushed so hard," said Todd McMurtry, adding that they would be seeking $275 million from the network.
Today, @LLinWood and I filed a $275,000,000 lawsuit against NBCUniversal on behalf of Nicholas Sandmann. The facts… https://t.co/HWHwZMSb35— Todd V. McMurtry (@Todd V. McMurtry)1556742652.0
The controversial altercation happened on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the pro-life March for Life in Washington, D.C., when students from Covington Catholic were confronted by an indigenous activist. Various news outlets reported on the interaction based on social media reports that blamed the students and painted them as racist and aggressive.
But later videos showed that Nathan Phillips, the activist, waded into the group seeking a confrontation. Other videos showed that the group of boys had been insulted by other activists before the video with Phillips.
Defenders of the Covington Catholic teens excoriated the media for the irresponsible reporting that jumped to document baseless accusations against the teens without seeking evidence contrary to the liberal narrative.
"NBCUniversal created a false narrative by portraying the 'confrontation' as a 'hate crime' committed by Nicholas," the filing read.
Here's what Sandmann said in January:
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