Alyssa Milano, Elizabeth Warren and Jim Carrey Being Sued By Covington Student
The letters have been sent, and the game is on, to 54 organizations and celebrities that Covington Student Nick Sandmann is suing!
Alyssa Milano, Elizabeth Warren and Jim Carrey are among those that have received letters of for potential libel lawsuits.
Lawyers representing Nick Sandmann sent out the preservation letters on Friday.
Kathy Griffin, Savannah Guthrie, Bill Maher were also sent letters, as were outlets including the New York Times, CNN, and TMZ.
In addition to the letters, Sandmann’s legal team, which includes L. Lin Wood, a nationally-recognized attorney in the fields of libel, defamation and the First Amendment, also released a 15-minute video they say show “the truth” of what happened at the March for Life event.
“2 weeks ago, the mainstream media, politicians, church officials, commentators & celebrities rushed to judgment to wrongfully condemn, threaten, disparage & vilify Nick Sandmann based solely on a few seconds of an out-of-context video clip. It only takes 15 minutes to learn the truth,” the video description, posted on YouTube, stated.
The Daily Mail reported on the offenses by the media and individuals:
The short clips caused a firestorm on Twitter as major celebrities including Milano and Carrey, as well as Debra Messing and Chris Evans, responded.
Milano equated the MAGA hat with the ‘new white hood’, in reference to the Ku Klux Klan, after watching the viral video.
Griffin tweeted that she wanted the names of the boys in the video to be publicized and encouraged people to ‘shame them’.
‘If you think these f*****s wouldn’t dox you in a heartbeat, think again,’ she added.
‘Ps The reply from the school was pathetic and impotent. Name these kids,’ she added.
Griffin later deleted a tweet that showed a photo of Covington Catholic High School basketball players, in which she claimed they were ‘throwing up the new Nazi sign’.
Carrey made the teens the subject of one of his political paintings, titling it ‘Baby Snakes’.
Warren wrote that Phillips had endured ‘hateful taunts with dignity and strength’.
The Covington Diocese was also sent a letter. The Diocese and the School almost immediately threw the students under the bus, condemning them for what turned out to be very false.
The Diocese put out a second statement, days later, refusing to apologize, and still discussing punishment. They finally apologized, after all the damage had been done. They should have known better!
The incident remains filled with controversy. Students say they were harassed by a group of street preachers known as the Black Hebrew Israelites, who are known for yelling inflammatory insults at people.
Phillips said he saw the confrontation and wanted to help diffuse it, so began playing a song on his drum.
Video footage showed the teens apparently mocking the Native American man by shouting and doing a tomahawk chop.
Here is the full list of those getting letters:
The Washington Post
The New York Times
Cable News Network, Inc. (CNN)
National Public Radio
Atlantic Media Inc.
Capitol Hill Publishing Corp.
Diocese of Covington
Diocese of Lexington
Archdiocese of Louisville
Diocese of Baltimore
Ana Cabrera (CNN)
Sara Sidner (CNN)
Erin Burnett (CNN)
S.E. Cupp (CNN)
Elliot C. McLaughlin (CNN)
Amanda Watts (CNN)
Emanuella Grinberg (CNN)
Michelle Boorstein (Washington Post)
Cleve R. Wootson Jr. (Washington Post)
Antonio Olivo (Washington Post)
Joe Heim (Washington Post)
Michael E. Miller (Washington Post)
Eli Rosenberg (Washington Post)
Isaac Stanley-Becker (Washington Post)
Kristine Phillips (Washington Post)
Sarah Mervosh (New York Times)
Emily S. Rueb (New York Times)
Maggie Haberman (New York Times)
David Brooks (New York Times)
Andrea Mitchell (NBC/MSNBC)
Savannah Guthrie (NBC)
Joy Reid (MSNBC)
Chuck Todd (NBC)
Elisha Fieldstadt (NBC)
Eun Kyung Kim
Bill Maher (here)
Ilhan Omar (here)
Elizabeth Warren (here and here)
Kathy Griffin (here)
Alyssa Milano (here, here, here, here, here, h