Deadspin Faces Lawsuit for Defaming Young Chiefs Fan

The family of Holden Armenta, a 9-year-old Kansas City Chiefs fan, is taking legal action against Deadspin and reporter Carron Phillips for defamation, the New York Post reported.

The controversy arose after Deadspin published an article accusing the boy of racism for wearing a Native American headdress and painting half his face black and the other red at a Chiefs game. In response, the Armenta family, under the legal counsel of Clare Locke LLP, is demanding a retraction and an apology.

The family’s legal action includes threats of further litigation against Deadspin, publisher G/O Media, and Great Hill Partners.

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