Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann has officially sued the Washington Post for defamation — and he’s demanding more than $250 million in damages.
Attorney Lin Wood, one the attorneys representing Sandmann, posted the complete text of the complaint filed on Tuesday on Twitter.
“Here is the Complaint filed today against The Washington Post on behalf of Nick Sandmann,” Wood tweeted.
He added a warning: “All members of the mainstream & social media mob of bullies who recklessly & viciously attacked Nick would be well-served to read it carefully.”
"The 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.when he was unexpectedly and suddenly confronted by Nathan Phillips ('Phillips'), a known Native American activist, who beat a drum and sang loudly within inches of his face," the lawsuit states.
The Washington Post will likely have to do a double take when they see how much they could end up having to pay for publishing fake news.
The lawsuit concludes:
"Nicholas is entitled to an award of punitive damages to punish the Post and to deter it from repeating such egregiously unlawful misconduct in the future.WHEREFORE, Nicholas respectfully prays:
(a)That judgment be entered against the Post for substantial compensatory damages in an amount not less than FiftyMillion Dollars ($50,000,000.00);
-38-(b)That judgment be entered against the Post for punitive damages in an amount not less than Two Hundred Million Dollars ($200,000,000.00."
The Washington Post should probably call an emergency meeting with its attorneys in Washington, D.C. They're going to need all the help they can get on this case.