Nick Sandmann settles with CNN for undisclosed amount

I wonder if a public apology will be part of the settlement? They tried to ruin the life of this young man and his fellow students by falsely accusing him of racism based on the word of a man who turns out to be a grifter. You might think that a “news” organization would attempt to determine the facts before pointing a finger at an innocent teenager, but you would be wrong.

FOX19 Covington KY

CNN agreed Tuesday to settle a lawsuit with Covington Catholic student Nick Sandmann.
The amount of the settlement was not made public during a hearing at the federal courthouse in Covington, Kentucky.

Sandmann’s lawsuit sought $800 million from CNN, the Washington Post and NBC Universal.

Trial dates are still not set for Sandmann’s lawsuit against NBC Universal and the Washington Post.

The Washington Post suit sought $250 million. A federal judge let a portion of the suit go forward after The Post filed a motion to dismiss it…

Wood said the damages were sought due to “emotional distress Nicholas and his family suffered.” He also said the family had to move from their home temporarily and that Nicholas was not permitted to attend school directly after the trip to Washington.

A lawsuit is expected to be filed against Phillips, Wood said. He indicated that lawsuit would seek $5 million, but the judge said that Phillips does not have as much money as the other defendants.

They also plan to sue Gannett, owners of The Enquirer, according to Wood.

He said he will bring that to the judge in the next 60 days.

Attorneys say the money they’re seeking is not designed to compensate Nick, but to “deter the defendants” from doing the same thing (that they’re accused of) in the future.

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19 Responses to Nick Sandmann settles with CNN for undisclosed amount

  1. auscitizenmom says:

    I hope he wins all of the suits. I hope the amounts are enough to hurt the publications. They have been running roughshod over people for too long now and are willing to say anything about anybody……….that isn’t a liberal.

    Liked by 3 people

  2. Menagerie says:

    I’m sure there isn’t a single person who reads here, or at least has for a little while, who does not know I am Catholic. I’ve stuck with the Church, and plan to always, through thick and thin. My own three boys went to parochial schools.

    Nevertheless, I believe the family should sue the school he attends and the diocese for their reactions and treatment of this boy. Your children’s safety and best interests are entrusted to the school they attend. They did not act in his best interest. I get that maybe there was initial shock and confusion, but if those students were attended and escorted as they should have been, a reliable and responsible adult would have been able to vouch for what happened to school officials and the bishop from the moment it happened.

    Liberal Catholic schools need to learn to defend students whose position they might not agree with. Sue them too.

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  3. stella says:

    From Instapundit:

    JIM TREACHER ON CNN’S SETTLEMENT WITH ‘MAGA HAT KID’ NICK SANDMANN: “The next time some journo lectures you about falling for fake news or being mean to a child like Greta Thunberg, Google them and see what they said about Nick Sandmann. That kid is still owed a lot of apologies from a lot of media types.


    MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH DON LEMON: As The Good Professor blogged here, CNN coughed up a settlement in the libel claim brought by Nick Sandman, one of the horrible, terrible, vicious and very very racist Covington Kids. In digging through the case file, I found this little gem argued by CNN:

    “Courts treat statements characterizing people as “racist” as nonactionable opinion because they cannot be proved true or false… Sandmann cannot as a matter of law base a defamation claim on this statement as it offers an expression of opinion so subjective as to be unprovable.”

    So, now CNN is saying it’s not possible to prove someone a racist? Did anyone run this by Don LeMons, who would call a dog “racist” if it pooped in his yard?

    Liked by 2 people

    • czarowniczy says:

      CNN is just doing some fluffing to try and minimize the damages. First question is: If it’s not possible to prove someone’s a racist then why did you put your foot in your mouth and say he was? The characterization was subjective, perhaps, but the characterization was demonstrably damaging and that fits right in with damaging the target.

      Liked by 1 person

    • lovely says:

      CNN has been calling President Trump a racist since before he won the election. Soooo by its own logic it has been making an unsubstantiated claim for quite some time.


  4. jeans2nd says:

    Whatever young Nick received, it wasn’t enough.

    And just to show how utterly fatuous and jejune these people are, the article writer(s) throw in this sentence –
    “They also plan to sue Gannett, owners of The Enquirer…”

    What does this even mean?
    The words “Gannett” and “Enquirer” appear nowhere else in the article.
    One could deduce the meaning, but one would never know for certain.


  5. lovely says:

    CNN is the first domino.

    What this means is that CNN and its shark attorneys dug through everything and realized that they are very likely to lose if the case goes to court so they took the cheap way out. I don’t know what the settlement was but I read a guess of 25 million. I think that is ballpark right. It would have cost CNN this much plus the bad publicity, plus the the turning over of internal memos, emails and texts (can you imagine how vile those were?), which would mean horrible publicity. CNN really can’t afford that kind of unmasking. Neither can WaPo or any of the others who are being sued.

    As goes CNN so will go many of the others, it’s a losing game for them to stay in it, they can only dig themselves into a deeper hole. The judge reversing his decision about allowing the WaPo case to continue was a huge huge legal victory for Lin/Todd. Formidable team.

    The writing is on the wall.


  6. mugzey302 says:

    Nick’s real “crime” is to be WHITE, of course. The hypocrite white activists think they can excuse their own whiteness by targeting someone else’s whiteness. Their penance, at someone else’s expense. Same for the propagandists at the MSM. Disgusting toadies.

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