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Parents of teen from viral ‘MAGA hat’ faceoff sue Washington Post

February 20, 2019 - 10:24 am
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WASHINGTON (1010 WINS) -- There's some legal fallout from an incident at the Lincoln Memorial.

A video went viral featuring a Kentucky high school student in a MAGA hat in a faceoff with a Native American activist.

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The parents of Nicholas Sandmann have decided to sue the Washington Post for $250 million in damages.

"This is only the beginning," the law firm Hemmer DeFrank Wessels, wrote in a post on its website.

The suit claims that the Washington Post targeted Sandmann and bullied him for being a white, Catholic student, in a Make America Great Again hat.

The Washington Post is accused in the suit of engaging in modern-day 'McCarthyism' for their role in a "mainstream and social media mob of bullies which attacked, vilified, and threatened Nicholas Sandmann, an innocent secondary school child."

Sandmann denied allegations that he and his friends were racists.

"I was not intentionally making faces at the protestor," Sandmann said. "I did smile at one point because I wanted him to know that I was not going to become angry, intimidated or be provoked into a larger confrontation."

The Washington Post says they, 'plan to mount a vigorous defense.'