Nick Sandmann’s Lawyer: ‘Nathan Phillips Will Be Sued’ for Defamation

Nathan Phillips, a Native American elder with the Omaha tribe, shares how he felt after he was mocked by a crowd of teenagers wearing "Make America Great Again" hats during the Indigenous Peoples March in Washington.Source: CNN
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Nick Sandmann’s lawyer says that Nathan Phillips will be sued for his lies against the Covington Catholic students, which spurred an onslaught of defamation by celebrities, media outlets, and individual journalists in January.

An attorney representing 16-year-old Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann says that Native American activist Nathan Phillips will also be sued among the media companies and individuals who have participated in defaming the Covington Catholic students.

The attorney, Lin Wood, said that Phillips’ “lies and false accusations” against the Covington Catholic students are “well documented,” according to a report by LifeSite News.

There is currently a laundry list of individuals and media companies that are listed in the lawsuit that Sandmann’s legal team is preparing. The student’s attorney says that the first round of civil lawsuits will be filed “within two weeks.”

Wood also told LifeSite that the list “continues to grow in number,” adding that the legal team is “in the process of sending formal written retraction demands in conformity with statutes in states in which litigation may be filed.”

“We have no idea why the investigation by the Diocese has not been concluded but we are confident that any objective review of the evidence will conclude that Nick did nothing wrong,” said Wood in response to why the Diocese of Covington is still investigating the January incident.

“Nick remained calm and well-mannered despite being confronted by an activist beating a drum within inches of his face while chanting loudly. Nick did not utter one word except to quietly urge a classmate to refrain from making any comments that might aggravate the situation created by Phillips and the Black Hebrew Israelites.”

The attorney added that Sandmann had not been able to return to school for several days in the two weeks after his return from Washington, D.C.

Earlier this month, Wood tweeted a 15-minute video montage displaying, in chronological order, what had actually happened with regards to the infamous incident at the Lincoln Memorial.

“Some say a 15-minute video is too long to go viral,” said Wood, “Will we allow incomplete 30-second video clips to be the basis for agenda-driven false accusations & threats against a 16-year old student?”

The 15-minute video reveals additional and significant details that clarify the viral incident, which the mainstream media had failed to cover.

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