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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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Genjerleigh    

Why isn't this guy behind bars yet

602 days ago
2.

static    

He should sue their ass off.

602 days ago
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Wicked Witch    

Go to jail already you lying psychotic lunatic!

602 days ago
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Tammy    

I hope they can quickly reach a settlemet amount.

602 days ago
5.

Wicked Witch    

Hope he chokes on some Skittles in prison.

602 days ago
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pragmatist    

Good for him. I hope he sues NBC under the damn table, and then is exonerated shortly thereafter for defending himself under FL law while his face was being beat in. F the lamestream media and their egregious LIES. Free George Zimmerman!

602 days ago
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hummm    

Is not nbc broke broke broke?

602 days ago
8.

Salt    

Excellent! Media is no longer a "for the people" system. Its greedy and manipulative.

602 days ago
9.

Pudding Tang    

Some attorney gold diggin' going on.

602 days ago
10.

QueenB    

Felt threatend by SKITTLES. **** this punk ass bitch.It's an injustice for him not to be encarcerated. RACIST PUNK.

602 days ago
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Ace    

He's broke. Spent over $320k. Needs to get some more money from somewhere.

602 days ago
12.

American Patriot    

As well he should!

Everyone knows that the media is full of Queers and Leftists. If anyone saw a black man in a hoodie on a summer night, you would fear for your life too!

love America.

602 days ago
13.

Kaaka    

When will someone put this liar/coward out his misery, This slob went looking for trouble then got his fat azz handing to him in the fight before cowardly using his GUN , He pretty much said i will ignore the police ORDER to stay in my CAR, After all I'm the law .

602 days ago
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pgray    

He won't see a penny because Zimmerman co-works already exposed him as a racist way before Trayvon was killed. If the shoe fit wear it!!!!

602 days ago
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PhilipMarkum    

Good luck, George.

602 days ago
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