Jul 25, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Washington Post settles defamation lawsuit with Covington Catholic teen

the teen’s encounter with a Native American activist on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial

Screenshot via NBC News

The Washington Post settled a lawsuit this week brought by the parents of a teenager who claimed news coverage of an encounter with a Native American activist at the Lincoln Memorial last year was "defamatory," The Post's Paul Farhi reports.

The state of play: "The Post admitted no wrongdoing in settling with the family of Nicholas Sandmann, the Covington, Ky., high school student who was involved in the episode during a school trip to Washington in January 2019."

  • Suits against other news organizations are pending.
  • "The Sandmanns settled a similar lawsuit against CNN in January."
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