The family of Nick Sandmann has reportedly hired an “aggressive, prominent litigator” who specializes in “libel, defamation, and the First Amendment” to go after mainstream media outlets, their employees, and others who continue to push false or otherwise disproven narratives.
As BizPac Review reports, the family of the 15-year old hired L. Lin Wood of Atlanta to clear their son’s name.
Two weeks ago, Nick Sandmann was a normal teenager attending a private Christian school but after an incident at the Lincoln Memorial, his name is not only well known, but his picture has been plastered all over the mainstream media.
As has been widely reported, Sandmann joined the March for Life—the largest pro-life march in the country—last Saturday in Washington D.C. He attended the pro-life event with his school, Covington Catholic High School.
Then came the incident…
Sandmann and his Coving Catholic peers were involved with a verbal clash with a Native American political activist group and another group of Black Hebrew Israelites.
The Black Hebrew Israelites, a Black supremacist group, hurled insult after insult towards the Christian teenagers. These comments included attacks on their race and religion. The group also singled-out a Black Covington Catholic teenager and called him a “puppet” among other things.
According to various reports, Native American political activist Nathan Phillips approached the Covington Catholic teens and began beating a drum inches away from the face of Nick Sandmann—who stood still and smiled.
…and the ensuing controversy…
The media initially painted the entire incident as the fault of the Covington Catholic teenagers. Different reports said the boys approached Phillips, surrounded him, and even threatened him.
…and the backlash:
People responded differently to the story, but many people—liberals and some conservatives alike—jumped out before details of the story emerged and criticized the boys for their alleged behavior. While many people retracted their stories after other videos of the incident exonerated the boys, some others continue to say the boys were at fault.
As BizPac Review reports, Wood issued the following statement after being hired by the family:
In the coming weeks, we will be carefully reviewing all of the false accusations and threats made against Nick. We fully expect that a multitude of civil lawsuits will be filed and aggressively pursued.
We recognize that justice for Nick will not be achieved quickly, but we are dedicated to achieving it for this young man regardless of time or expense.
Also according to the report, Wood previously won a defamation lawsuit against CBS at the tune of a staggering $750 million.
From BizPac Review:
In 2016, L. Lin Wood represented JonBenet Ramsey’s brother, Burke Ramsey, in a stunning $750 million defamation suit against CBS.
In his complaint, Burke claimed CBS ruined his reputation after airing a TV series suggesting he had murdered his 6-year-old sister in the high-profile unsolved mystery.
That defamation lawsuit was settled two weeks ago, on January 9. Financial terms were not disclosed. On Twitter, Lin Wood confirmed he was hired by Nick Sandmann, along with their attorney Todd McMurty.
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