The attorneys that are representing the Covington Catholic High School pupil whose image became viral after engaging in a confrontation with a Native American have delivered over 50 letters to media outlets, Catholic associations, celebrities and individuals to begin the initial steps to potential libel and defamation lawsuits.
The list, which was acquired by the Cincinnati Enquirer, reveals 54 titles and associations on the list of potential lawsuits, such as The New York Times, CNN, presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren, actress Alyssa Milano, comedian Jim Carrey, and Times journalist Maggie Haberman.
The Covington pupil, Nick Sandmann, along with his friends went viral after a video of them sporting “Make America Great Again” hats while facing a Native American beating a drum at an Indigenous Peoples Rally in January.
Todd McMurty from Kentucky and L. Lin Wood from Atlanta Georgia are representing the Sandmann and his Loved Ones, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported. The attorneys told the media that they sent the letters at the close of the day on Friday.
The legal counsel representing Nick and his family, Todd McMurtry and experienced libel and defamation attorney L. Lin Wood of Atlanta, have said they will look for justice after his and his friends were accused of hatred and racism, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.
“They understand they crossed the line,” McMurtry told the publication. “Do they want 12 people in Kentucky to decide their destiny? I don’t believe so. “In an interview with NBC’s Today Show in January, Sandmann claimed he was not trying to become “Disrespectful” and had every right to stand facing Nathan Phillips, the Native American elder who had been in the viral video.
“My position is that I was not disrespectful to Mr. Phillips. I admire him, I want to talk to him. At a prior announcement, Sandmann has promised that the movie was dispersing “Misinformation” about the episode.
He also claimed that African-American protesters, who recognized as Black Hebrew Israelites, kept on saying “Hateful things” to him and his classmates. Considering that the movie turned viral, the Catholic high school has received a lot of bad attention. A couple of days after the school reopened because of threats, a suspicious package was delivered to the faculty and it had been evacuated.