Attorneys L. Lin Wood and Todd McCurty posted the suit online, where it says it was filed in the Eastern District of Kentucky.
“The Post bullied an innocent child with an absolute disregard for the pain and destruction its attacks would cause to his life,” wrote the attorneys.
The family is seeking damages in the range of $250 million. To break this down, the lawsuit seeks $50 million in compensation for alleged damages done. The other $200 million would be punitive damages, aimed at punishing the paper.
Trump tweeted about all of this, of course:
Why the Post? According to Fox News, Sandmann’s lawyers sent 50 preservation letters to politicians, media organizations, and celebrities, warning that litigation might be on its way. But as reported at Vox, the Post detail is … interesting, to say the least. Why? The $250 million is about the same amount that Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon, paid to buy the Post in 2013.
The lawyers claim it’s not political.
How do you think this will end?
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