Lawyers for 16-year-old high school student Nick Sandmann released a video titled "Nick Sandmann vs Media Giants" that paints a poor picture of certain members of the media as they blamed him for an incident that took place after January's March For Life.
The video, which is just over two minutes in length, calls out CNN, The Washington Post, and HBO host Bill Maher for falsely claiming Sandmann instigated a showdown between himself and a Native American activist at the Lincoln Memorial. Videos from that day showed a group of Black Hebrew Israelites was taunting Sandmann and his classmates.
Many of the schoolboys were wearing "Make America Great Again" hats, a point that many of Sandmann's critics pointed out in the days following the incident.
The new video claims the Post and CNN "recklessly spread lies about a minor to advance their own financial and political agendas. Despite raw video debunking the false narrative, the Post and CNN doubled down on their reckless lies . . . Lies that will forever haunt and endanger the life of an innocent young man."
The narrator added, "How long will we allow these media giants to tear the fabric of our lives to further their own agenda? Will they ever be held accountable?
"Yes, they will."
Sandmann's lawyers filed a $250 million lawsuit against the Post last month, which they followed with a $275 million lawsuit against CNN this week. Both lawsuits allege the media companies falsely vilified Sandmann.