NBC Reaches Settlement in Nick Sandmann’s Defamation Lawsuit, Joining CNN and Washington Post

Covington teen Nick Sandmann just scored another big victory over a media company that smeared him.

In an announcement Friday night, Sandmann revealed he has reached a settlement with NBC.

This is the third media company Sandmann has reached an agreement with after he sued multiple news outlets for defamation.

The terms of the deal with NBC are confidential.

“At this time I would like to release that NBC and I have reached a settlement,” Sandmann said.

“The terms are confidential.”

Fox News reporter Joseph A. Wulfsohn said, “NBC settles with Nicholas Sandmann, marking his third settlement following CNN and Washington Post.”

While Sandmann has not revealed how much he has been awarded, the total settlements have likely run into the hundreds of millions of dollars.

Sandmann recently spoke out ragarding the case of Kyle Rittenhouse, amid rumors the aqquitted teen may also sue the media for defamation.

Speaking about the similarities between his own case and Rittenhouse’s, Sandmann wrote:

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“The parallels between me and Kyle Rittenhouse are impossible not to draw.

“Kyle wasn’t given his day in court by his critics. And neither was I.

“They want to get the story first, get the most views, make the most money, and advance the agenda from liberal patrons.

“In our hyperpolarized society, the first impression of Kyle has been set in stone, probably for the rest of his life.

“From my own experience, the death threats, feeling of no future ahead, and that millions of people hate you, is enough to alter you in many concrete ways and permanently.

“With Kyle’s name dragged through the mud, and the clear effect it is having on him, many have started to ask the question whether Kyle should sue for defamation.

“If Kyle is prepared to take on another burden in his early life, with the acceptance that it might result in nothing, I answer, give it a shot and hold the media accountable,” Sandmann says.

“From my own experience, I know that this cannot be easy for Kyle.

“While I have waited to comment on the facts of Kyle’s case until the trial ends. I cannot hold back on the media’s public execution of him before the trial has concluded.

“The way the media has treated you is terrible, and you don’t have to face it alone.”

From Fox News:

NewsBusters managing editor Curtis Houck wrote that CNN settled with Sandmann “for an undisclosed amount after they tried to ruin his life” but the liberal cable network “had help with blackouts” from ABC CBS and NBC.

Law school professor William A. Jacobson told Fox News that CNN agreeing to settle is a “rare example of a ‘little guy’ being able to stand up to a media behemoth” and estimated the deal was worth at least seven figures. However, viewers who rely on network news would have no idea.

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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