The legal team representing former Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann, now-20, will file an appeal after they had libel lawsuits against five news organizations thrown out in court this week.
The lawsuits centered around vicious smears that Sandmann faced in the media back in 2019 when a video clip showing him simply standing in front of a Native American man while smiling went viral online.
U.S. District Judge William O. Bertelsman on Tuesday dismissed Sandmann’s lawsuits against The New York Times, CBS News, ABC News, Gannett, and Rolling Stone magazine.
Sandmann attorney Todd McMurtry told the media that they will file an appeal against the ruling.
While five lawsuits were thrown out, Sandmann has received settlements from The Washington Post, CNN, and NBC News for undisclosed amounts.