Eight Covington Catholic High School students claim they were defamed during a field trip to Washington in January in a lawsuit filed in Kentucky. The lawsuit seeks damages for alleged defamatory comments by 12 individuals — lawmakers, journalists and social media personalities, Law & Crime reported Friday. The individuals include presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and New York Times White House correspondent Maggie Haberman. The field trip drew international headlines after Covington High student Nicholas Sandmann, wearing a MAGA hat, was filmed directly facing a Native American activist near the Lincoln Memorial. Just days ago, a lawsuit Sandmann and his family brought against The Washington Post over its coverage was dismissed by a Kentucky federal judge.
Source: Eight Covington Catholic teens file defamation lawsuit against Sen. Warren, others