The Kentucky high school student in a controversial viral video is taking legal action against the Washington Post. The Hemmer DeFrank Wessels Law Firm has filed a lawsuit against the newspaper on behalf of Nicholas Sandmann.
Sandmann was at the annual March for Life rally in Washington last month. He was captured on video smiling as Omaha tribe elder Nathan Phillips played a drum and chanted. After the images spread rapidly
on social media, Sandmann was accused of bigotry.
Opinions changed for some when another video of self-identified Hebrew Israelites taunting Sandmann’s group appeared.
A spokeswoman for the Post said the paper is reviewing the matter and will mount a vigorous defense.
The suit is seeking $250 million in damages.