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George Zimmerman

Sues NBC Over 911 Tape --

I'm Not a Racist!

12/6/2012 1:08 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Trayvon Martin
shooter George Zimmerman has filed a lawsuit against NBC over the way it edited his 911 call -- placed moments before Martin was shot -- claiming the network falsely made Zimmerman look like a "hostile racist."

You'll recall, NBC launched an internal investigation over the tape after it aired the edited recording -- which made it sound like Zimmerman immediately told police that Martin was black, without being prompted.



In actuality, the full 911 tape reveals Zimmerman only referred to Martin as "black" when responding to a question from the dispatcher about Trayvon's race.

Zimmerman accuses NBC of creating a "false and defamatory misimpression using the oldest form of yellow journalism: manipulating Zimmerman's own words, splicing together disparate parts of the recording to create the illusion of statements that Zimmerman never actually made."

He's suing for defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress, demanding unspecified damages.

Zimmerman -- a former neighborhood watch coordinator for a gated community in Florida -- fatally shot 17-year-old Martin on February 26th. George has claimed the shooting was in self-defense.

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61.

Twiz    

Lets see . . Zimmerman told not to carry a gun, he does. Told not to follow the "suspect", he does. Am I the only one seeing an agenda here? Zimmerman is guilty and I hope he frys in hell!!!

663 days ago
62.

oink    

I'm suprised someone hasn't took zimmerman out by now. street justice....

663 days ago
63.

TheBestHeEverHad    

There are a lot of racist people commenting. Most people who are racist don't like gay people either: Harvey is gay, so maybe this will stop some people from coming to this site. I live in Florida if you all wanna know what's really going on go to news4jax.com

663 days ago
64.

KimTx    

I find it to be incredibly sad that some of you are siding with this man. Ok, let's say he's not a racist, he still killed a child. If you people were smart, you'd read up on what happened. Zimmerman followed him, got out if his car and tried to play superhero when it wasn't his place to do so. If some weirdo was following your kid around, what would you have them do? Ignore him or defense themselves? None of you were there so to accuse the dead VICTIM of being wrong is crazy. If someone killed every person they lost a fight to, how many of your friends and family would be dead? Would you demand justice or would you go on message board defending the man that did it? Either you all are flat out dumbasses or incredibly racists yourself.

663 days ago
65.

arale norimaki    

I dont miss driving around scared to hit mexicans walkin on the side of the street, soft ass wanna be thugs messin with peoples cars when they aint around (what are you provin, that you can dent a car when no ones watchin) dont make you a man in my book. Workin 96 hours to get a decent pay check, gettin knifes pulled on you by every mexican you run into!

663 days ago
66.

lynn    

He is a racist. If NBC loses they need to make the check out to the Martin family, that is who is going to get all georgie boys money any way.

663 days ago
67.

NaomiBlue    

I sure wish I could be on the jury when this goes to trial. NBC (along with many other media sources and other instigators) needs to pay through the nose for what they did to an innocent person and his family.

663 days ago
68.

Cnote    

So now he's the victim.....Interesting.

663 days ago
69.

Darien    

**** that bitch..he jus want the money

663 days ago
70.

mj blondin    

of course this slim bucket would....he WANTS MONEY...O Mara WANTS MONEY.....its all turned into the HOW LOW WILL ZIMMERMAN and his TEAM GO SHOW.......! Lets hope this too BACKFIRES...George is GUILTY of MURDER..thats all no more no less!

663 days ago
71.

BB not bb    

They created an image of George Zimmerman that was not him. They created an image of Trayvon Martin that was not him. Then people tried and convicted Geroge in their minds based on these images and demanded justice. That is not justice, that is killing someone as an example. Blacks are always complaining about black on black violence and how dangerous their neighborhoods are. Maybe they should stop with all the angry bloodthirst and learn to live in peace with other Americans.


We are supposed to be one nation, under God, with liberty and justice for all. You don't get there by randomly singling someone out for punishment to teach some fictional whites not to kill black children for wearing hoodies.


This line of reasoning is outright psychotic. That is why people who think like that find themselves living without law and order.

663 days ago
72.

scottfhree    

I don't know?...Neither do you. And the insult that has occurred is against the American people and the hijacking of the Justice system by a select few gold digging attorneys with an agenda and the plan to make it happen...UNTIL..the truth came out. ..deal with it .

663 days ago
73.

Jordan    

by the time this goes to trial Zimmerman, will have problems paying for a lawyer to go after NBC and besides that a jury might just hand over a verdict to NBC because they think Zimmerman is quilty and they do not want him to win a big lawsuit.

663 days ago
74.

bobbia30    

If something like this happened to anyone's child that actually believes Zimmerman is not guilty you wouldn't be saying half the things your saying now. So I guess people are trying to say that it's ok to start killing kids!! What is America coming to? I can't believe half of what I'm reading. To the people saying he's not guilty I'll pray for you that your ignorance will be removed from you. GOD bless those who actually side with that idiot

663 days ago
75.

Jill    

He should sue for millions and get every penny!

663 days ago
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