"It's only the beginning," says the law firm. I said.
Sandmann, a student of Covington Catholic High School, was in Washington Jan. 18 for the annual March for Life gathering, wearing a red hat Make American Great Again. In a video that caught the country's attention, he met with Nathan Phillips, an elder from the Omaha tribe, who was playing drums and singing at the Native People's March at the Lincoln Memorial the same day.
Major media outlets, including the Washington Post, the Associated Press and CNN, have covered the incident and its aftermath.
The lawsuit claims that the Post "targeted and intimidated Nicholas because he was a white student and Catholic wearing a red cap" Make America Great Again "during a school trip to the March for Life in Washington. , DC January 18 ".
The complaint also accuses the Post of engaging in a "modern form of McCarthyism", competing with CNN and NBC, to claim the leadership of a mainstream media and social media group that has attacked, denigrated and threatened Nicholas Sandmann, an innocent high school student ".
A Washington Post spokeswoman told CNN Business that the newspaper "examines a copy of the lawsuit and we plan to put in place a vigorous defense."
"I did not intentionally make faces to the protester," Sandmann said. "I smiled at one point because I wanted him to know that I was not going to get angry, that I should not be intimidated or provoke me into a wider confrontation."