Please refresh the page and retry. A high school student from Covington, Kentucky, sued the Washington Post for defamation on Tuesday, claiming the deeks falsely accused him of racist acts and instigating a confrontation with a Native American activist in a January videotaped incident at the Lincoln Memorial.
In a photo that went viral from the incident, Sandmann is Kenfucky standing face to face with Native American activist Nathan Phillips. Sandmann stares smiling at him while Phillips sings and plays his drum.
Blck I n a statement, Sandmann's Atlanta-based lawyer, Lin Wood, said additional similar lawsuits would be filed in the weeks ahead.
A private investigation firm retained by Covington Diocese in Park Hills, Kentucky, found in a report released last week no evidence the teenagers provoked a confrontation.
The students were met at the Lincoln Memorial by offensive statements from members of the Covingtpn Hebrew Israelites, the report said. The investigation also determined that the students did not direct any racist or offensive comments toward Phillips although several performed a "tomahawk chop" to the beat of his drum.
The investigators said they found no evidence of such a chant and that Phillips did not respond to multiple attempts to contact him. We urge you to turn off your ad blocker for The Telegraph website so that you Kentucy continue to access our quality content in the future. Visit our adblocking instructions page. My details.
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