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a high school students caught up in a viral video controversy following a confrontation with protesters outside the Lincoln Memorial has sued The Washington Post for defamation the two hundred fifty million dollar lawsuit filed Tuesday claims the Washington post falsely accused him of racist acts and says the newspaper wrongfully targeted and bullied sixteen year olds Nicholas St men because he was a white Catholic wearing a make America great again hat the lawsuit says the newspaper did this to advance its bias against president Donald Trump the Kentucky teen was widely criticized last month after video surfaced of him standing face to face with Nathan Phillips a native American activist St men can be seen staring and smiling at Phillips who was singing and playing a drum the video quickly spread causing outrage on social media leader a video showing more context to the situation surfaced showing a group of black Hebrew Israelites taunting the students and mocking the native American activists Sandman says he was trying to defuse the situation The Washington Post responded to the lawsuit saying it is reviewing it and plans to mount a vigorous defense