A team of very high profile lawyers are joining together to fight for justice for the Covington Catholic High School students who were ruthlessly attacked by the media following a school trip to DC for the March for Life.
According to lawyer Robert Barnes, who is representing several of the families, the team will include at least five lawyers from five different law firms — all with a record of high profile civil cases.
We cannot yet report the names of the lawyers who are joining forces — but we can assure you that you have heard of their cases.
When asked about who exactly they are planning to sue out of the hundreds of celebrities and journalists who defamed these boys, Barnes confirmed that former CNN host Reza Aslan, actor Michael Rapaport and ABC News senior political analyst anchor Matthew Dowd are on the list, “for starters.”
According to sources, the family of Nick Sandmann has also fired his previous lawyer. The reason is unclear, but it came on the heels of the Today Show interview where he was interrogated by a clearly hostile interviewer.
Aslan, who was fired from CNN for calling President Donald Trump a “piece of sh-t” on Twitter, apparently has not learned his lesson.
On Sunday, 46-year-old Aslan tweeted a photo of Sandmann asking, “have you ever seen a more punchable face than this kid’s?”
Twitter determined that this violent tweet about a minor did not violate their terms of service.
Rapaport ruthlessly attacked the boys, many as young as 14-years-old, calling them “Catholic school teenage f-ckboys,” “MAGA hat-wearing sh-t stains,” “little Kentucky Catholic school c-cksuckers,” and more in a video posted to Twitter.
— MichaelRapaport (@MichaelRapaport) January 19, 2019
On Monday, Dowd called on his followers and colleagues “not let these kids, their parents, and their school off the hook. Regardless of what led up to this, this is awful.”
Despite the story having been debunked, Dowd continued to double down.
Libel. Lies. Retract & correct, or get sued.
— Robert Barnes (@barnes_law) January 21, 2019
The kids certainly aren’t “off the hook” for smiling through being bullied by adults — as their school has had over 100 serious threats to the point where Homeland Security had to get involved. We hope he is happy, he got his wish.
Listen for yourself: