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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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cass    

582 days ago
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marymac    

Georgie got bloodied when he fell on his fat face on the wet grass, he hit a sprinkler with his ugly mug causing the injuries. There are NO INJURIES ON TRAYVON'S HANDS, which proves he did NOT hit fatso!! All lies from the killer!!
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Police reports have georgie saying he had a hold of Trayvon's sweatshirt and that he had to move his hand so he wouldn't shoot himself when he shot Trayvon - this was no accident, it was cold-blooded murder. The gunshot angle in the sweatshirt & his chest prove this.
George Zimmerman could've chosen not to shoot when Trayvon was screaming for his life, he knew cops were almost there. But he decided not to wait for police & shot TM directly in the heart so Trayvon wouldn’t be able to tell them he was being stalked & pursued by a creepy old white man. Murder can be so convenient, eh fat george? imo.

582 days ago
124.

msfaye    

so he's broke. no more nut jobs like the people posting sending him money. what'sa matta wit you klan redneck racist not wanting to finance his lifestyle anymore. he is in the news whinning and complaining more than kim kardashian with her useless ass. if anyone has benefited from killing that kid it's him.

582 days ago
125.

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.

582 days ago
126.

marymac    

No way did he say punks, he said c ^ ^ ns.. better have your ears checked. Oh wait, racists don't want truth.

582 days ago
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jhop415    

He makes my stomich turn... but only god knows what really happend to that little boy

582 days ago
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marymac    

Once again. George Zimmerman is NOT Hispanic or black. He is a Jewish white man with South American ancestry. Fatso & his racist bloggers need to just give up, he's going to prison. :D

582 days ago
129.

360    

Face it.....ur going to prison. Rip Trayvon Martin

582 days ago
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Nyd    

Hope he gets rich of of NBC, I guees Zimmerman broke his own nose right guys? pathetic.

582 days ago
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Jason    

Who cares what color/ethnicity he is, or where his parents came from, and what difference does it make as to what happened. If they were both black with black parents it wouldn't change anything, it should be based on what happened, not what country Zimmermans mom was born in.

582 days ago
132.

Jason    

Don't be surprised when he gets off, not a black/white/Hispanic thing, it's an American justice thing. Group Zimmerman in the same category as the Rodney King cops, OJ and Casey Anthony, which makes Trayvon Martin the next Caylee Anthony, Nicole Brown, Rodney King.

582 days ago
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Sasha    

@sistertoldjah the imbecile with racial undertones in his moniker provide links and not lies in regards to your accusations....

582 days ago
134.

Obama2012    

George is going to end up with something far worse than rabies in prison, where he's going to be sentenced to spend 5-10 years for murdering an innocent teenager.

582 days ago
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Obama2012    

GZ is a vigilante and a scammer, goin' to jail where he belongs.

582 days ago
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