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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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SistaToldjah    

When Trayvon was suspended from school they found a BURGLARY KIT and WOMEN'S WATCHES AND JEWELRY in Trayvon's backpack...meaning he WAS A BURGLAR.

684 days ago
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kim02    

Zimmerman deserves compensation and a big ol apology from nbc! No evidence he is a racist OR a murder! Justice for zimmerman!

684 days ago
93.

BSname    

Oh no, George Zimmerman is a Hispanic Democrat who supported Barack Obama.
What is the news media going to do now?
Their narrative of a racist white guy is breaking down.

684 days ago
94.

SistaToldjah    

^^^ and Zimmerman is PART BLACK....lol

684 days ago
95.

marymac    

More lies from fat george's camp. Shut up perjurer Shellie Zimmerman, lmao!

684 days ago
96.

SistaToldjah    

If you consider Zimmerman white because he had a white parent...than Obama is white man also.

684 days ago
97.

kim02    

The evidence shows that the "child" wad high, and assaulted

684 days ago
98.

El Gato    

Too bad it is not actually defamation. Zimmerman is constitutionally required to prove that the statement was false. Regardless of promptings, the plaintiff did make the statement "he's black." For it to be defamatory NBC would have to published FALSE statement. Defamation does not consider perception, it concerns false statements. NBC's publication of the statement, while abbreviated, was not false. Case closed, he would never win this at trial, and even a settlement would only cover a week or so of $1,000 an hour O'mera.

684 days ago
99.

kim02    

All traybots do is talk sh*t. Losers.

684 days ago
100.

marymac    

For the record...... He is NOT black! Good God, where do u vermin crawl out from?? His slimy lawyer showed a pic of fat george sitting with an old Peruvian Indian and that makes fatso part black??? U racists trying to protect zimmertard are killing me, lol!!!

684 days ago
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SistaToldjah    

Zimmerman's great grandfather was a BLACK MAN...and he is Peruvian Indian = NATIVE AMERICAN.

684 days ago
102.

Jason    

Not racist but just saying to the blacks, if Zimmerman gets off remember that you guys were celebrating and partying in the streets when OJ got off, just sayin.

684 days ago
103.

MyOpinionOnly    

Yeah he's not a racist my butt!!! Why else would you FOLLOW, ATTACK and SHOOT a younhg blakc man in your neighborhood that you didn't recognize! You thought he was just another "no good gangsta" didn't you? Until you KILLED HIM and realized he was an innocent kid who was unarmed. I hope this guy rots in jail but considering what they did with Casey Anthony, I am not getting my hopes up. This guy disgusts me.

684 days ago
104.

Tami    

He called him a f**king coon too... So what's his excuse for that? And first of you don't have to be some KKK Bigot or even "racist" for that matter, if you're unlawfully following a kid on the grounds of him looking "suspicious".. Racist or not his actions have cost the young man his life! That's like saying "I shot and killed the kid after stocking and following him, but at least I'm not a racist"! Get the hell out I here!!

684 days ago
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marymac    

What record? A photo of George with an elderly Peruvian Indian does not make him black, and I am dying laughing at how stupid george is for even trying to pull that off especially when everyone that knows these zimmermans say father is hugely prejudiced. LOL

684 days ago
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