Top Libel Lawyer: Covington Boy 'Was Vilified and Slimed by the Media'

By Michael W. Chapman | February 4, 2019 | 4:12 PM EST

Atty L. Lin Wood. 
(linwoodlaw.com)

(CNSNews.com) -- Famed defamation and First Amendment lawyer  L. Lin Wood, who is representing Nick Sandmann -- the boy confronted by Indian activists at the March for Life and subsequently maligned by many reporters in the liberal media -- said his client "was vilified and slimed by the media" and portrayed as "the face of hate" simply because he wore a "red MAGA hat."

Wood further said that the Covington Catholic High School students who were waiting for a bus when they were confronted by activists after the march "were falsely accused of hurling racist slurs."

High school student Nick Sandmann, left, and Indian activist Nathan Phillips, right. (YouTube)

In a Feb. 1 statement, Wood said, "The media has largely moved on from their despicable smearing of the students of Covington Catholic with a plethora of fake news stories that put the teens, their families and their school in peril after they were falsely accused of hurling racist slurs at an elderly Native American man."

"Following the incident which took place in Washington D.C. during the March For Life, 16-year-old Nick Sandmann was vilified and slimed by the media as the face of hate simply because he stood his ground when confronted by Nathan Phillips and because he was wearing a red MAGA hat," said the attorney.

"The false narrative quickly began to deteriorate once a more extensive video showed that the teens were being heckled by black supremacists who showered them with racist and homophobic slurs and instigated the entire confrontation who like Phillips, were the true instigators," said Wood.

As the Covington kids were waiting for their bus to take them back to Kentucky, some of the activists berated them and said, 

"Look at these dusty ass crackers with that race garbage on. Look at these dirty ass crackers."

"A bunch of future school shooters."

"A bunch of incest babies! A bunch of babies made out of incest!"

Student Nick Sandmann being interview on NBC's Today program. (YouTube)

"The biggest terrorist on the face of the Earth is the pale face man, woman and child." 

"This child molesting faggot priest right there." 

"That's Make America Great Again, a bunch of child-molesting faggots."

L. Lin Wood successfully represented security guard Richard Jewell in his lawsuits against NBC, CNN, and the New York Post, in relation to their coverage of the 1996 Olypic Park bombing.

Some of Wood's high-profile clients over the years have included Sheldon Adelson, Herman Cain, Dr. Phil McGraw, John and Patsy Ramsey, and the Estate of Anna Nicole Smith.

Wood was the subject of an article in the Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal, entitled, “Suing the News Media in the Age of Tabloid Journalism: L. Lin Wood and the Battle for Accountability." 

 

Michael W. Chapman
Michael W. Chapman
Michael W. Chapman

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