Nick Sandmann lawyer joins Kyle Rittenhouse’s legal team: Claims there are up to 15 ‘solid’ defamation cases against ‘large defendants’

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One of the lawyers who successfully represented Covington Catholic student Nicholas Sandmann during his defamation cases has joined the legal team of Kyle Rittenhouse. The high-profile lawyer proclaimed that he believes there are as many as 15 “solid” defamation cases against “large defendants” like Facebook and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Numerous influential media outlets painted Sandmann as an aggressor in a 2019 confrontation with Native American activist Nathan Phillips following the March for Life near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Lawyer Todd McMurty was part of the legal team that represented Sandmann in their defamation lawsuits against some of the biggest and most powerful media corporations in the world. Sandmann’s legal team was able to force settlements with CNN, NBC, and the Washington Post.

“I’ve been hired to head the effort to determine whom to sue, when to sue, where to sue,” Todd McMurtry told Fox News. “We’re going to look at everything that’s been said, determine which of those comments are legally actionable and proceed from there.”

McMurty declared that there are “probably 10 to 15 solid” cases against “large defendants.”

McMurty hinted that Facebook and Zuckerberg could be potential targets of defamation lawsuits.

“Let’s just use for an example what Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg said about [Rittenhouse]. They said that he was involved in a mass murder incident,” McMurtry said. “This was not a mass murder incident. It was clearly factually false.”

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