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Covington Catholic High student Nick Sandmann sues NBC for $275M

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Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann is suing NBCUniversal for a whopping $275 million over the media coverage he received earlier this year, his lawyer said Wednesday.

Sandmann was at the center of a viral controversy back in January, alongside reports suggesting that he and his classmates had initiated a confrontation with Native American elder Nathan Phillips outside the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Subsequent reporting and video evidence contradicted that version of events.

a person wearing a costume: Co-counsel for Nicholas Sandmann Todd McMurtry tells 'Fox & Friends' to expect 12 to 14 more lawsuits over the coverage of the student's confrontation on Capitol Hill. © FoxNews.com Co-counsel for Nicholas Sandmann Todd McMurtry tells 'Fox & Friends' to expect 12 to 14 more lawsuits over the coverage of the student's confrontation on Capitol Hill.

Sandmann's attorney, Todd V. McMurty, announced the defamation suit against NBCUniversal.

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“NBCUniversal created a false narrative by portraying the ‘confrontation’ as a ‘hate crime’ committed by Nicholas,” the lawsuit read, saying Sandmann was "an easy target for NBCUniversal to advance its anti-Trump agenda because he was a 16-year-old white, Catholic student who had attended the Right to Life March that day and was wearing a MAGA cap at the time of the incident which he had purchased earlier in the day as a souvenir.”

This marks the third major lawusit Sandmann's legal team has launched. The team is also suing The Washington Post for $250 million as well as CNN for $275 million. McMurty previously suggested that The Associated Press and HBO could face simiilar lawsuits.

NBCUniversal did not immediately respond to Fox News' request for comment.

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