Covington Catholic graduate reaches settlement with NBC

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Covington Catholic graduate Nick Sandmann reached a settlement with NBC over their coverage of an interaction he had with Omaha Tribe elder Nathan Phillips while attending the March for Life in 2019.

"At this time I would like to release that NBC and I have reached a settlement. The terms are confidential," Sandmann tweeted on Friday.

Court documents filed Friday indicate that NBC and Sandmann both agreed to dismiss the case without judgement from the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Kentucky, The Cincinnati Enquirer reported.

Sandmann became widely known after a video of his interaction with Phillips at the Lincoln Memorial in 2019 went viral, and was reported on by the media.

Sandmann sued multiple outlets for their portrayals of the incident.

In the lawsuit against NBC, Sandmann claimed the network "unleashed its vast corporate wealth, influence, and power against Nicholas to falsely attack him despite the fact that at the time, he was a 16-year-old high school student," the Enquirer reported.

Sandmann previously reached settlements with CNN and The Washington Post.

Lawsuits he has filed against several other outlets remain ongoing.

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