Nick Sandmann Responds To Latest Move By Court

A judge on Tuesday dismissed Nick Sandmann’s lawsuits against The New York Times, CBS News, ABC News, Gannett, and Rolling Stone magazine

  • “Obviously, the ruling yesterday was a disappointment for my family and I. I’m appealing the decision in the sixth circuit,” Sandmann reacted. “Judge Bertelsmann revisited the statements that I ‘blocked Nathan Phillips’ and ‘would not allow him to retreat.’ His job was to rule on the legal issue of what those statements were.”
  • “If they were factual claims, I could proceed and a jury would then decide if they were defamatory. But if they were opinions, it is protected speech that I cannot sue for,” the 20-year-old added. “The judge ruled that the media companies published opinion. The problem is: it isn’t.”
  • Sandmann notably settled for an undisclosed amount with CNN
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