The teen at the center of a viral confrontation at the Lincoln Memorial is suing The Washington Post for defamation seeking $250 million in damages. The Washington Post is reviewing the lawsuit and plans to "mount a vigorous defense."

The teen at the center of a viral confrontation at the Lincoln Memorial is suing The Washington Post.

According to Reuters, the 16-year-old Covington, Kentucky student is suing for defamation.

Nicholas Sandmann claims the post falsely accused him of racist acts and instigating the confrontation with a Native American activist.

He's seeking $250 million in damages.

The Washington Post is reviewing the lawsuit and plans to "mount a vigorous defense."