The Washington Post has settled a libel lawsuit with Kentucky high school student Nicholas Sandmann, who was at the center of a viral video controversy in 2019.
Sandmann sued several news media outlets after their coverage falsely painted his as a racist, wearing a ‘Make America Great Again’ hat during an interaction with a Native American activist near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.
On Friday, Sandmann celebrated the settlement on Twitter.
On 2/19/19, I filed $250M defamation lawsuit against Washington Post. Today, I turned 18 & WaPo settled my lawsuit. Thanks to @ToddMcMurtry & @LLinWood for their advocacy. Thanks to my family & millions of you who have stood your ground by supporting me. I still have more to do.
— Nicholas Sandmann (@N1ckSandmann) July 24, 2020
Sandmann's lawyer Todd McMurty posted on Twitter that his client still has more lawsuits against several other news organizations still in the works.
— Todd V. McMurtry (@ToddMcMurtry) July 24, 2020
Sandmann settled with CNN back in January.