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CNN Caves, Settles Slander Trial w/Covington Catholic HS Student

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CNN Cable News Network caved, and reached a settlement with Nick Sandmann, the Covington Catholic High School student CNN slandered.

The Cable News Network (CNN) has reached a settlement with Nick Sandmann, a Covington Catholic High School student who had sued the news outlet saying it defamed him.

A CNN spokesperson confirmed Tuesday with The Enquirer that a settlement was reached.

The network would not comment on the details of the settlement. Nick's lawyers did not respond to phone calls or emails at the time of this report.

Nick became part of a social media firestorm last January when he was filmed with Nathan Phillips in Washington D.C.

A video shows Nick and Phillips standing close to each other in a crowd. Nick stares at Phillips as he plays a drum. The situation unfolded after the March for Life on Jan. 18 which Sandmann and his classmates attended. Phillips was attending the Indigenous Peoples March.

The Sandmann lawsuit against CNN, seeking $275 million, was filed in March and stated: "CNN brought down the full force of its corporate power, influence, and wealth on Nicholas by falsely attacking, vilifying, and bullying him despite the fact that he was a minor child."

Sandmann has also sued NBC and the Washington Post. His lawyers have said they also intend to sue Gannett, which owns The Enquirer.

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