Nick Sandmann, The MAGA Teen From The Viral Incident, Sues CNN
Defamation cases can be tough to win because the standard to be met by the plaintiff — in this case, that media outlets showed a “reckless disregard for the truth” — is difficult to prove. It’s unclear if the family will also sue organizations other than the
Post and CNN, which also happen to be two of President Donald Trump’s favorite punching bags. But the Sandmanns seem to be confident, however, in the strength of their cases: The family’s legal team sent preservation letters, i.e. warnings that a lawsuit might come, to over 50 news outlets, celebrities, and elected officials including the
New York Times, actor Jim Carrey, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren.