NBC Universal joins the growing list of media as Nick Sandman‘s Lawyers have announced their latest legal action. A lawsuit seeking 275 million dollars for NBC’s part in falsely portraying their client as the perpetrator of a hate crime.
“NBCUniversal created a false narrative by portraying the ‘confrontation’ as a ‘hate crime’ committed by Nicholas,” the lawsuit read, saying Sandmann was “an easy target for NBCUniversal to advance its anti-Trump agenda because he was a 16-year-old white, Catholic student who had attended the Right to Life March that day and was wearing a MAGA cap at the time of the incident which he had purchased earlier in the day as a souvenir.”
The legal team, led by Lin Wood, has already announced lawsuits against the Washington Post (250 million) and CNN (275 million). Dozens of other potential filings could follow. The original list was fifty names long including media conglomerates, celebrities, websites, and individuals like fake Vietnam veteran Nathan Phillips.
Phillips confronted the teenager near the Lincoln Memorial. A deceptively edited piece of video and Phillips remarks (lies) were spun up by the media targeting Sandmann as a hater, bigot, nazi, white supremacist. All because Sandmann, who was in DC for the March for Life, was wearing a Make America Great Again Hat.
When the full details became available Sandmann was the actual victim of intimidation by Phillips and others. But in typical knee-jerk partisan media style, the hat had to fit their narrative. Now it will cost them.
We eagerly await the release of more announcements, lawsuits against individuals, and the ensuing raft of out-of-court settlements as accusers find themselves with no way to escape the libel and slander laws passed in Kentucky to protect minors.