CovCath students file 5 lawsuits over Lincoln Memorial incident

A group of Covington Catholic High School students are suing CNN, NBC, the Washington Post, nine media personalities and a New York doctor regarding commentary about the incident at the Lincoln Memorial last year.

The group of 12 students filed four separate federal lawsuits and one suit in Kenton County Circuit Court Wednesday.

The federal lawsuits against the media outlets state that the students were defamed, had their privacy invaded and that false coverage led to death threats and personal attacks.

Covington Catholic student Nick Sandmann has separately sued the Washington Post, NBC and CNN in the wake of the viral video filmed on Jan. 18, 2019.

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