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The man accused of killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin is attacking media giant NBC for its damning edit of his 911 calls.Back in April, the “Today” Show aired a segment featuring a selectively edited version of the calls that made it seem like Zimmerman targeted Martin solely because the teen was black.
In NBC’s version of the calls, Zimmerman said Martin “looks like he’s up to no good. He looks back.”
In reality, Zimmerman said Martin looked like he was on drugs and was just walking around in the rain. He only mentioned the teen’s race when asked about it by the 911 dispatcher.
NBC has since apologized for the dreadful editing.
But that apology wasn’t enough for Zimmerman, who is about to file a lawsuit against NBC, its president Steve Capus and correspondent Ron Allen, the New York Post reported early Thursday.
The suit hasn’t yet been filed but is reportedly coming very soon.
“The suit will be filed imminently against NBC and its news executives,” an unnamed source told the Post. “The network’s legal department has put everybody in the news department involved with this incident on notice, telling them not to comment.”
At least three employees have already been fired since the scandal broke.
NBC didn’t immediately respond to our request for comment. In an emailed statement Zimmerman’s lawyer Mark O’Mara called NBC’s editing “outrageous.”
“Due in large part to NBC’s actions, George has had to live in hiding, in fear for his life,” O’Mara said.
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