Lawyer Lin Wood told LifeSite that Phillips’ “lies and false accusations” against Sandmann and the other Covington students are “well documented.”
The Atlanta-based lawyer also said they will be filing the first round of lawsuits “within two weeks.” Todd V. McMurtry,
Nick Sandmann’s attorneys have recently sent out notices to more than 50 media, dioceses, and celebrities, demanding the preservation of evidence for possible slander litigation.
Lin Wood told LifeSite that the list of recipients of the notices “continues to grow in number” and that the legal team is “in the process of sending
Wood also responded when asked why the Diocese of Covington is still investigating the Washington incident involving the students:
He told LifeSiteNews:
We have no idea why the investigation by the Diocese has not been concluded but we are confident that any objective review of the evidence will conclude that Nick did nothing wrong. Nick remained calm and well-mannered despite being confronted by an activist beating a drum within inches of his face while chanting loudly. Nick did not utter one word except to quietly urge a classmate to refrain from making any comments that might aggravate the situation created by Phillips and the Black Hebrew Israelites.
Sandmann’s lawyer also confirmed that Nick had been prevented from returning to his school for several days after the students returned from Washington.
“Nick was prohibited by the school from attending classes for 6 school days in the two weeks following the incident “and his return was only allowed on February 1 after his lawyers made clear to the school that we would not tolerate Nick being isolated and singled out based on specious claims that he first needed to give a statement to the school without his counsel in attendance and that there were ongoing security concerns (all other students had already been allowed to return to classes). On Saturday, January 19, Nick provided the school principal with an unsolicited email describing the incident. Nick had also previously released a 3-page, detailed statement concerning the incident.
Nick Sandmann: The Truth In 15 Minutes
Two 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. Here it is.
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