Nick Sandmann fired Lin Wood yesterday and is no longer represented by him in his ongoing litigation against the New York Times, CBS, ABC News Inc, Rolling Stone LLC, and others.
Lin Wood has been terminated as counsel at this time. His comments about me are untrue, unfair, and unfounded.
— Nicholas Sandmann (@N1ckSandmann) January 26, 2021
Sandmann posted this on this Twitter timeline right before he fired Lin Wood. It’s from Lin Wood’s Telegram account. The comments Lin Wood makes about him appear to be what Sandmann is saying is untrue:
Here’s more from Reuters, which Sandmann also tweeted:
A Kentucky teenager whose 2019 face-off with a Native American activist in Washington went viral has fired his lawyer, a man who played a key role in Donald Trump’s attempts to overturn his election defeat, according to court notices filed on Monday.
The teen, Nicholas Sandmann, terminated lawyer L. Lin Wood from the team representing him in a series of lawsuits that accuse media companies of inaccurately portraying the stand-off at the Lincoln Memorial on the day of a large anti-abortion protest.
“I have ended my lawyer-client relationship with Mr. Wood and no longer wish to be represented by him,” Sandmann said in an affidavit included in the court filings.
Sandmann continues to be represented by Kentucky-based lawyer Todd McMurtry.
Wood did not immediately respond to a request for comment. He said in a Telegram post on Monday that McMurtry “is an excellent lawyer” and that “the best is yet to come” in Sandmann’s lawsuits.
“I did my best for him and am proud that I obtained settlements for him against mainstream media giants CNN and The Washington Post,” Wood said.
Lin Wood now claims his absurd comments about Mike Pence were ‘rhetorical hyperbole’:
In a statement shared on Telegram on Sunday, Wood said he expected Sandmann would “abandon” him because of earlier social media posts in which Wood suggested former Vice President Mike Pence engaged in “treason” and could “face execution by firing squad” for formally recognizing the election victory of President Joe Biden.
Wood said in the Telegram post that his comments about Pence were “rhetorical hyperbole.”
Sandmann, 18, expressed alarm at Wood’s comments earlier this month. On Twitter, the teen shared one of Wood’s social media posts about Pence and wrote: “I’m sorry but what the hell.”
I don’t blame Sandmann one bit for firing Lin Wood after the despicable show he put on during the election. Claiming that his comments were just hyperbole just shows how out of touch he is with reality. He actually called for the execution of Mike Pence! Lin Wood noted on his Telegram account that this family has abandoned him in the aftermath of his election comments. Maybe that should be a clue to him that he went too far.
I think many on the right had mad respect for Lin Wood before all of this happened. But after his unhinged comments, including those telling people in Georgia not to vote, his reputation is in the toilet. And Nick Sandmann just ‘flushed’.