CNN is challenging a $275 million defamation suit stemming from its coverage of a viral tweet featuring a Kentucky teenager’s encounter with a Native American protester and the media firestorm that followed.
The cable network, headquartered in Atlanta, contended in a motion to dismiss the lawsuit by Kentucky teenager Nicholas Sandmann that the majority of allegedly defamatory statements attributed to CNN are either not about Sandmann, are statements of opinion that do not rise to the level of actionable libel, or are true.
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