CNN recently settled a lawsuit with Nick Sandmann, the Covington Catholic High School teenager who was smeared by the media for wearing a MAGA hat.
Similarly, the Washington Post settled a suit with Sandmann last week.
Sandmann’s lawyer recently spotted a retweet by CNN’s Brian Stelter, speculating on the size of the settlement. That was a big mistake, and it could cost Stelter more than money.
FOX News reports:
CNN’s Stelter accused of breaching network’s confidentiality agreement with Sandmann: ‘May cost him his job’
CNN’s chief media correspondent Brian Stelter may have landed himself in hot water, according to the attorney of Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann.
Last week, Sandmann announced that The Washington Post settled the $250 million defamation lawsuit he filed over its botched coverage of a viral confrontation with a Native American elder that had portrayed the Kentucky teen as the aggressor. This followed the multi-million dollar settlement CNN made with the teenager back in January.
However, Sandmann’s attorney Lin Wood spotted a retweet from Stelter of a tweet written by attorney Mark Zaid, who speculated about how much money the teen walked away with from the settlement.
“Those with zero legal experience (as far as I can tell) should not be conjecturing on lawsuits they know nothing about. What kind of journalism is that?” Zaid asked. “I’ve litigated defamation cases. [Sandmann] was undoubtedly paid nuisance value settlement & nothing more.”
See the tweet from Sandmann’s lawyer below:
— Lin Wood (@LLinWood) July 27, 2020
Sandmann himself tweeted this:
I can’t decide if it’s worse to be Brian Stelter or believe Brian Stelter.
He was never in any court hearing or meeting I was. So why does he act like he knows anything? https://t.co/2QdUuH5bkZ
— Nicholas Sandmann (@N1ckSandmann) July 27, 2020
Brian Stelter thinks he is untouchable.
He might be about to learn otherwise.