Participating in Donald Trump's attempts to overturn the election continues to dog attorney L. Lin Wood.
"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 like The New York Times Inc and CBS News Inc of inaccurately portraying the stand-off at the Lincoln Memorial on the day of a large anti-abortion protest," Reuters reported Monday.
Kentucky-based lawyer Todd McMurtry continues to represent Sandmann.
"I have ended my lawyer-client relationship with Mr. Wood and no longer wish to be represented by him," Sandmann wrote in court filings.
Wood has not backed down from pushing the conspiracy theories that culminated in the fatal January 6th riots at the U.S. Capitol. Trump was impeached for inciting the insurrection.
"In a statement shared on the Telegram app 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," Reuters noted. "Wood said in the Telegram post that his comments about Pence were 'rhetorical hyperbole.'"