CNN talking in hot water after Nick Sandmann’s lawyer threatens additional lawsuits over comments


An attorney for Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann is threatening to sue CNN’s Brian Stelter for apparently violating non-disclosure agreements related to the CNN lawsuit.

Sandmann, who became known as the “smirking kid” after he was confronted by a native American activist in the District of Columbia, is represented by attorney Lin Wood.

Wood took CNN to task over defamation claims related to the matter, and a considerable damages sum was agreed upon earlier this year.

Now, Lin is setting his sights on CNN’s Stelter and Asha Rangappa, as well as a Washington Post writer by the name of Dan Zak.

According to Law & Crime, Wood confirmed via Twitter that he  “had a conversation with their attorney [Monday] that left them very uncomfortable.”

The new volley of lawsuits appears to be related to NDA violations on Stelter’s part, related to a tweet Stelter made that could be construed as “an authoritative leak of a confidential settlement.”

Following the tweet by Stelter, news organizations picked up on the commentary, and only some backtracked after learning more details.

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