CNN has settled the lawsuit brought by Nicholas Sandmann over coverage of the incident in which Sandmann falsely was accused of trying to intimidate a Native American activist, according to local TV reports. Sandmann filed lawsuits against CNN, The Washington Post, and NBC. Initially the lawsuits were dismissed, but recently a portion of the lawsuits were reopened by the court and all three lawsuits were reactivated.

FOX 19 in Kentucky reports:

CNN agreed Tuesday to settle a lawsuit with Covington Catholic student Nick Sandmann.

The amount of the settlement was not made public during a hearing at the federal courthouse in Covington, Kentucky.

This post will be updated as more information becomes available.

UPDATES:

Sandmann’s attorney has confirmed the settlement:

An attorney for the family of Nick Sandmann says a settlement has been reached in a lawsuit against CNN….

Sandmann’s attorney, Todd McMurtry, would not discuss details of the settlement, simply saying that a settlement had been reached Tuesday afternoon.

CNN also confirms the settlement:

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.

 

 
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