Covington Catholic Student Nick Sandmann Receives Settlement From CNN

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CNN has reportedly agreed to settle a lawsuit with Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann after suing the left-wing network for slandering him last year.

Fox 19 reported, “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.”

The lawsuits were filed after news organizations smeared Sandmann based off a video from a January 2019 incident at the March For Life in Washington D.C. The edited three-minute video was posted online by Native American protestors who claimed they were harassed by Covington Catholic students. The video shows an interaction between Sandmann, in the MAGA hat, and a protestor for the Indigenous Peoples March, Nathan Phillips.

According to The Daily Wire, shortly after this video was posted “a two-hour long, full video of the confrontation became widely available on social media, and that video shows a very different interaction than the one initially portrayed. The video, taken from the point of view of a second group of protesters who witnessed the interaction, shows that Phillips approached the teens — not the other way around, as Phillips claims — and that the teens were relatively peaceful during the incident, laughing and clapping along with Phillips’ drumming, and occasionally asking questions like, “what is going on here?””