Teen in Lincoln Memorial protest sues Washington Post for $250 million

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  2. CrownoftheValley

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    you took the words right out of my mouth VB

    my first thought
     
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    I wonder if Bezos was named in the lawsuit? If not, he should've.
     
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    Well, his name showed up, lol.

    1. In order to fully compensate Nicholas for his damages and to punish, deter, and teach the Post a lesson it will never forget, this action seeks money damages in excess of Two Hundred and Fifty Million Dollars ($250,000,000.00) – the amount Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest person, paid in cash for the Post when his company, Nash Holdings, purchased the newspaper in 2013.
    Other important point in the suit....
    1. With no investigation into the @2020fight account, the Post actively, negligently, and recklessly participated in making the 2020fight Video go viral on social media when on January 19 at 9:21 a.m., Post reporter Joe Heim re-posted the 2020fight Video.
    2. Post reporter Heim was given credit for contributing to the Post’s first online article within approximately four (4) hours of his retweet of the 2020fight Video and was listed on the by-line in the Post’s first print article, along with Antonio Olivo and Cleve R. Wootson, Jr.
    The suit sites 7 different articles by the Post which they deem inflammatory. Phillips' name is mentioned as well as the individual who dispersed a highly edited video of the event.
    1. The Post further had reason to doubt the veracity of its social media sources, including Kaya Taitano and @2020fight. Kaya Taitano also had a known bias having been present to support the Indigenous Peoples March, and the @2020fight account bore all the hallmarks of being a fraudulent account with a political agenda, as later proven true.
    Seeing all that, my question to the attorneys on board, is the Post the only defendant here or are the others mentioned also included simply be being mentioned?

    http://www.hemmerlaw.com/blog/for-truth-for-justice-for-nicholas/
     
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    Per the caption on the complaint (at your link), yes.
     
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    Interesting. I saw Bill Bennett on TV this AM and he made the comment that others were also being sued so that's why I went to find the actual document. I wonder why he said that.
     
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    There may be other lawsuits.

    This one is against WaPo for what the WaPo did, and didn't do, to an "innocent child."

    Sandmann’s lawyers earlier this month sent more than 50 preservation letters — a warning that litigation might be coming — to over 50 media organizations, celebrities, and politicians. So more lawsuits may be coming.
     
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    And it's in a Kentucky court, I believe. I see a settlement check being written as we sit here.
     

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