May 2019 – Attorneys representing Nick Sandmann announced February 19 that they were suing the Washington Post on Sandmann’s behalf for $250 million in compensatory and punitive damages. Sandmann is the student at the center of a confrontation that went viral on social media in late January.
Sandmann initially became a target of outrage after a video surfaced of a standoff between him and Native American Nathan Phillips. Sandmann and fellow students were accused of initiating the confrontation.
However, later videos and statements proved those accusations to be untrue. On January 24, AFA issued an Action Alert to inform its supporters of the truth surrounding the story and to highlight AFA’s desire to stand with the students by offering financial assistance for legal fees incurred.
More than 57,000 people signed an AFA petition expressing encouragement and thanks for attending the March for Life and assuring them they were being prayed for.
foxnews.com, 2/19/19; afa.net, 1/24/19