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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