Nick Sandman Reaches Undisclosed Settlement With NBC

FILE PHOTO: Nicholas Sandmann, 16, a student from Covington Catholic High School stands in front of Native American activist Nathan Phillips in Washington, U.S., in this still image from a January 18, 2019 video by Kaya Taitano. Kaya Taitano/Social Media/via REUTERS/File Photo ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE. - RC1618EDA640

Friday, Nick Sandman announced that he had Qaeda reached a settlement with NBC for an undisclosed amount. The winnings in Sandman’s previous suits against other media organizations have also been kept confidential. 

“At this time I would like to release that NBC and I have reached a settlement. The terms are confidential,” the 19-year old tweeted. 

The lawsuit’s original price tag was set at a whopping $275 million. The settlement was undoubtedly much, much less, but still likely a great sum. 

His attorneys alleged that NBC “unleashed its vast corporate wealth, influence, and power against Nicholas to falsely attack him despite the fact that at the time, he was a 16-year-old high school student.”

They continued by saying, “NBCUniversal’s attacks on Nicholas included at least fifteen defamatory television broadcasts, six defamatory online articles, and many tweets falsely accusing Nicholas and his Covington Catholic High School classmates of racists acts.” 

Sandman, the then 16-year-old Covington high-school student went on a field trip to Washington D.C. where he sported a “MAGA” hat. 

The young boy was approached by a Native American man who beat a drum in his face. Sandman stood his ground and at some points laughed at the man. 

He had not initiated the altercation, but it was filmed and cropped to make it appear as if he had. Sandman’s reputation was destroyed by the media coverage of the event. Most of the reporting consisted of blatant lies or misrepresentations of the truth.