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March 11, 2019

Nicholas Sandmann's Lawyer Announces $250 Million Lawsuit Against CNN, Coming This Week

A quarter of a billion here, a quarter of a billion there, and soon you're talking real money.

Actually, it might be more than $250 million.

In an interview that aired on Fox News Sunday night, lawyer L. Lin Wood said he is filing a lawsuit against CNN Monday or Tuesday for more than $250 million over the news outlet's alleged "vicious" and "direct attacks" on his client, Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann. On Twitter Saturday, the lawyer suggested that the amount could be around $275 million.

Wood wrote on Twitter: "CNN needs to write on the chalk board 275,000,000 times 'We will never again falsely attack, vilify, or threaten a minor child.'"

More from FoxNews:

"They really went after Nicholas with the idea that he was part of a mob that was attacking the Black Hebrew Israelites, yelling racist slurs at the Black Hebrew Israelites. Totally false.

"Now you say you've seen the tape; if you took the time to look at the full context of what happened that day, Nicholas Sandmann did absolutely nothing wrong. He was, as I've said to others, he was the only adult in the room. But you have a situation where CNN couldn't resist the idea that here's a guy with a young boy, that Make America Great Again cap on. So they go after him."

Wood continued: "The CNN folks were online on Twitter at 7 a.m retweeting the little one-minute propaganda piece that had been put out..... They're out there right away going after this young boy. And they maintain it for at least two days. Why didn't they stop and just take an hour and look through the Internet and find the truth and then report it? Maybe do that before you report the lies."


Wood then detailed the timing of the suit, saying it will be issued "Monday, Tuesday at the latest."

I've got some young, smart lawyers that are working hard as we can," he told Levin. "Double-checking, and listen, when we file complaints, we've investigated it because we want to get it right. Maybe CNN can learn from that."


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